Advanced Access Manager <= - Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Read

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published September 9, 2019
Last Updated January 16, 2023
Researcher Ov3rfly


The Advanced Access Manager plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Read in versions up to, and including, due to insufficient validation on the aam-media parameter. This allows unauthenticated attackers to read any file on the server, including sensitive files such as wp-config.php

Wordfence blocked 21,100 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug advanced-access-manager (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.9.9, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 5.9.9
Patched Version
  • 5.9.9

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