WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More <= 5.5.3 - Directory Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2022-2945
CVSS 4.9 (Medium)
Publicly Published August 22, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Muhammad Zeeshan (Xib3rR4dAr)


The WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Directory Traversal in versions up to, and including, 5.5.3 via the 'type' parameter found in the alm_get_layout() function. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with administrative permissions, to read the contents of arbitrary files on the server, which can contain sensitive information.



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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