Plugin inspection:

Subscribe To Comments Reloaded 140129

Potentially unsafe

Last revised:

Confidence: Medium
This plugin has been given a short, targeted code review.

Before using this plugin, you should very carefully consider its potential problems and should conduct a thorough assessment. Read more about this recommendation.

Warnings

The version of this plugin that this recommendation was based on is known to be vulnerable to attack:

This recommendation applies to version 140129 of this plugin, but the most recent version is 200813. These findings may no longer be correct.

Findings

  • Contains stored XSS vulnerability in settings page
  • Contains unescaped SQL queries
  • Contains calls to mysql_* functions where $wpdb could have been used (the mysql_* functions are now deprecated by PHP)
  • Contains CSRF vulnerability in settings page

Reason for the 'Potentially unsafe' result

The plugin contains or is likely to contain a vulnerability which could be exploited by an end user and which would compromise the site’s confidentiality, integrity or availability:

Failure criteria

  • Execution of unprepared SQL statements
  • Failure to use available core functionality
  • Unsafe request processing
  • Lack of proper output escaping

Read more about our failure criteria.