WordPress Plugin "Name Directory" vulnerable to cross-site request forgery


WordPress Plugin "Name Directory" provided by J. Peters contains a cross-site request forgery vulnerability (CWE-352).

Yuta Asai of Cryptography Laboratory, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Tokyo Denki University reported this vulnerability to the developer and coordinated on his own.
After coordination was completed, this case was reported to IPA, and JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer for the publication under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics 4.3 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: None
  • User Interaction: Required
  • Scope: Unchanged
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Low
  • Availability Impact: None
CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 2.6 (Low) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: High
  • Authentication: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: None
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

J. Peters
  • Name Directory 1.17.4 and earlier


If a user with an administrative privilege views a malicious page while logged in, unintended operations may be performed.

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Vendor Information

J. Peters
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Cross-Site Request Forgery(CWE-352) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2021-20652

  1. JVN : JVN#50470170
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2021-20652
Revision History

  • [2021/02/05]
      Web page was published