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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#53092 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Extraneous "Users" appear in my list of users and I am unable to delete them.

Reported by: gossat2tubs's profile gossat2tubs Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.7.1
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Extraneous "Users" appear in my list of users and I am unable to delete them.
The fact that people can create a user account seems to be a security vulnerability. The inability to delete users without getting the "Expired" message is a bug that should be fixed. I have had my second ticket on this matter active for over 7 days with no results.

Change History (1)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Users
  • Keywords needs-design-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the report.

I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with your website. Please note that this Trac is used for enhancements and bug reporting for the WordPress core software, not for individual support questions.

Extraneous users that cannot be deleted generally mean that the site was hacked, most likely via a plugin or theme vulnerability, though there's no way to tell with certainty in advance.

Please follow the steps outlined in the FAQ My site was hacked support article, or try the support forums to get help with your site:

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