Email Alerts for Detected Vulnerabilities

Email Alerts for Vulnerabilities Detected by Security Ninja

Security Ninja’s vulnerability scanner is a powerful tool that helps keep your WordPress website secure by identifying potential vulnerabilities in your plugins, themes, and core files. To keep you informed about any detected vulnerabilities, Security Ninja can send email alerts. This article will guide you through the email alert process and how to manage these notifications.

Email Alerts for Vulnerabilities

When Security Ninja detects one or more vulnerabilities on your website, an email alert is sent to the designated recipients. This email notification ensures that you are promptly informed about security issues that need your attention.

Sample Email Alert

Here’s an example of what the email alert looks like:

Subject: Security Ninja Vulnerability Alert

You are receiving this email because you have activated email warnings for the vulnerability scanner in your Security Ninja settings.

Security Ninja has detected vulnerabilities on your website, My Great Blog.

Plugin: Elementor Header & Footer Builder
The Elementor Header & Footer Builder plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Stored Cross-Site Scripting via the ‘hfe_svg_mime_types’ function in versions up to, and including, 1.6.28 due to insufficient input sanitization and output escaping. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with contributor-level permissions and above, to inject arbitrary web scripts in pages that will execute whenever a user accesses an injected page.
ID: CVE-2024-4634

View all vulnerabilities: [here]

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For enhanced security, please ensure that all your plugins, themes, and WordPress itself are always up-to-date. Regular updates help protect your website from known vulnerabilities.

Key Features of the Email Alert System

  • Daily Limit: To prevent email overload, Security Ninja will send a maximum of one email per day to each recipient, even if multiple vulnerabilities are detected.
  • Multiple Recipients: You can specify multiple email recipients for these alerts by separating the email addresses with commas in the Security Ninja settings.

Configuring Email Alerts

To configure and manage your email alerts, follow these steps:

  1. Access the Vulnerabilities Tab:
    • Navigate to your WordPress dashboard.
    • Go to Security Ninja > Vulnerabilities.
  2. Enable Vulnerability Scanning:
    • In the Vulnerabilities tab, ensure that the vulnerability scanner feature is enabled.
  3. Configure Email Alerts:
    • Enable the email warnings.
    • Enter the email addresses of those who should receive the alerts, separated by commas.

Best Practices for Security

  • Keep Everything Updated: Regularly update your WordPress core, plugins, and themes. This practice helps protect your site from known vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor Alerts: Act promptly on any vulnerability alerts you receive to mitigate potential risks.
  • Review Logs: Periodically review your site’s security logs to better understand and respond to potential threats.

For more detailed information on using the vulnerability scanner, you can refer to these resources:


Security Ninja’s email alert system is designed to keep you informed and proactive about your website’s security. By configuring these alerts and acting on them, you can ensure a safer online presence for your WordPress site. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact our support team.

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