Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)

Adds related posts to your site and in RSS feeds, based on a powerful, customizable algorithm.

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Use with caution

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

Before using this plugin, you should carefully consider these findings.

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  • There is a lot of unescaped data being put into SQL – in one case the only thing preventing SQLi is magic_quotes_gpc emulation (see the taxonomy parameter being used in YARPP_Admin::ajax_display_exclude_terms)

Reason for the 'Use with caution' result

The plugin contains or is likely to contain a vulnerability which could be exploited by a privileged user to affect the site’s confidentiality, integrity or availability in a manner exceeding their privileges:

  • May allow SQL injection

Read more about our failure criteria.

Fail Execution of unprepared SQL statements

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Tom Adams
Last revised
September 26, 2017
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