WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More <= 5.5.3 - Authenticated (Admin+) Arbitrary File Read

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2022-2943
CVSS 4.9 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 22, 2022
Last Updated October 26, 2023
Researcher Muhammad Zeeshan (Xib3rR4dAr)


The WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More plugin for Wordpress is vulnerable to arbitrary file reading in versions up to, and including, 5.5.3 due to insufficient file path validation on the alm_repeaters_export() function. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with administrative privileges, to download arbitrary files hosted on the server that may contain sensitive content, such as the wp-config.php file.



Vulnerability Details for WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug ajax-load-more (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.5.4, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.5.3
Patched Version
  • 5.5.4

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