BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin < 1.4.1 - Directory Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2011-5208
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published March 2, 2011
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Danilo Massa


Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in the BackWPup plugin before 1.4.1 for WordPress allow remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the wpabs parameter to (1) app/options-view_log-iframe.php or (2) app/options-runnow-iframe.php.



Vulnerability Details for BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin

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

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