Backup and Restore plugin – WordPress <= 1.0.3 - Authenticated (Admin+) Arbitrary File Deletion

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVSS 5.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published November 8, 2021
Last Updated December 5, 2022
Researcher Murat DEMIRCI


The Backup and Restore plugin – WordPress plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Arbitrary File Deletion via the 'folder_name' parameter in versions up to, and including, 1.0.3. This is due to insufficient sanitization and validation of user-supplied input. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with admin-level privileges to arbitrarily delete files on the server.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug backup-and-restore-for-wp (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 1.0.3

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