JetBackup – WP Backup, Migrate & Restore <= 1.4.1 - Missing Authorization to Unauthorized Backup Location Change

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2020-36667
CVSS 5.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published July 30, 2020
Last Updated March 7, 2023
Researcher Chloe Chamberland


The JetBackup – WP Backup, Migrate & Restore plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized back-up location changes in versions up to, and including 1.4.1 due to a lack of proper capability checking on the backup_guard_cloud_dropbox, backup_guard_cloud_gdrive, and backup_guard_cloud_oneDrive functions. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with minimal permissions, such as a subscriber to change to location of back-ups and potentially steal sensitive information from them.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug backup (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.4.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.4.0
Patched Version
  • 1.4.1

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