Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More <= 5.5.4 - Authenticated (Admin+) Arbitrary File Read via Directory Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVSS 4.9 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 31, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024


The WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to arbitrary file download via directory traversal due to insufficient file path validation returned via the alm_repeaters_export() function in versions up to, and including, 5.5.4. This makes it possible administrative users to download sensitive files from the server, in addition to unauthenticated users triggering administrators to retrieve sensitive files from the server due to missing nonce protection on the function.



Vulnerability Details for WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug ajax-load-more (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.5.4
Patched Version

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