Plugin inspection:

WP ULike

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 2.8.1 of this plugin, but the most recent version is 4.7.1. These findings may no longer be correct.


  • Potentially vulnerable to SQLi as it puts the values of options directly into SQL statements without escaping (admin/admin.php lines 243-249)

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

  • Lack of input sanitisation
  • Execution of unprepared SQL statements
  • Unsafe request processing
  • Lack of proper output escaping

Read more about our failure criteria.