BackWPup <= 1.7.1 - Remote File Inclusion

Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion')
CVE CVE-2011-4342
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published March 28, 2011
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Phil Taylor - Sense of Security Labs


PHP remote file inclusion vulnerability in wp_xml_export.php in the BackWPup plugin before 1.7.2 for WordPress allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code via a URL in the wpabs parameter.



Vulnerability Details for BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug backwpup (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.7.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.7.1
Patched Version
  • 1.7.2

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