Plugin inspection:

Tooltipy (tooltips for WP)

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.


This recommendation applies to version 5.0 of this plugin, but the most recent version is 5.4. These findings may no longer be correct.


  • Puts values from get_options() straight into SQL queries. Likely not exploitable due to magic quotes GPC emulation

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
  • Lack of proper output escaping

Read more about our failure criteria.