A critical Privilege Escalation vulnerability has been identified in the widely-used Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Plugin. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to escalate their privileges on the affected website, potentially gaining full control.

The Privilege Escalation vulnerability was discovered and responsibly reported by Lana Codes. The vulnerability is a Privilege Escalation vulnerability that occurs in the stripe-gateway.php file. The vulnerability allows an attacker to escalate their privileges by sending a specially crafted request. The attacker can then use their elevated privileges to perform malicious activity.


With a CVSS 3.1 score of 9.8, the Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Plugin is classified as critical.

Affected Versions:

As of the latest report, the vulnerability affects Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Plugin versions up to 3.7.8.


Exploiting this Privilege Escalation vulnerability empowers unauthorized users to elevate their privileges, potentially granting them full control over the website. This could lead to data breaches, unauthorized access to sensitive settings, and manipulation of critical website functionalities.


To enhance WordPress security and protect websites from this critical vulnerability, website owners are strongly advised to take the following actions:

  1. Update Immediately: Update the Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Plugin to version 3.7.8 or higher without delay. This updated version contains the necessary patch to address the Privilege Escalation vulnerability and enhance overall plugin security.
  2. Regular Security Audits: Conduct periodic security audits of the WordPress website to identify and address potential vulnerabilities proactively.
  3. Stay Informed: Stay vigilant and monitor official updates and announcements regarding the Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Plugin to be informed about any potential fixes or patches.
  4. Consider Alternatives: If the plugin is not actively maintained, consider using alternative plugins that provide similar functionality while ensuring they have a strong security track record and regular updates.