We have released Avada 7.4.2, a security update that addresses two XSS security concerns disclosed in our Changelog and our Important Update Info help file.

Like WordPress and any entity that develops software, we understand that security is not absolute, and it’s a continuous process that is managed as such. We do our best to prevent security issues as proactively as possible as we do not assume they’ll never come up. Our responsibility is to quickly take care of them and work to get our customers notified and prepared. And, this is why we recommend keeping your website and plugins up to date and maintained at all times.

The description of the two security issues identified and fixed are listed below:

  • Fixed: XSS issue in breadcrumbs when using bbPress plugin and being on a bbPress search page.

  • Fixed: XSS issue in Avada Forms component allowing unescaped HTML form entries to be loaded on the backend.

Thanks to @kamilsevi and @fanorg, who brought the issues to our attention!

What Should I Do Next?

We cannot stress enough the importance of ensuring that your website is kept up to date and maintained at all times. Please update to ensure that your installation is issue-free and the fixes detailed above are applied. These are our detailed update instructions: