BackWPup <= 4.0.2 - Plaintext Storage of Backup Destination Password

Unprotected Storage of Credentials
CVE CVE-2023-5775
CVSS 2.2 (Low)
Publicly Published February 23, 2024
Last Updated February 24, 2024
Researcher Stefan Marjanov


The BackWPup plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Plaintext Storage of Backup Destination Password in all versions up to, and including, 4.0.2. This is due to to the plugin improperly storing backup destination passwords in plaintext. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with administrator-level access, to retrieve the password from the password input field in the UI or from the options table where the password is stored.



Vulnerability Details for BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug backwpup (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.0.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 4.0.2
Patched Version
  • 4.0.3

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