Crayon Syntax Highlighter Plugin <= 1.13 - Remote File Inclusion

Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion')
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published October 15, 2012
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Charlie Eriksen - Secunia Research


The Crayon Syntax Highlighter plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Remote File Inclusion in versions up to, and including, 1.13 via the crayon_is_php_file function. This allows unauthenticated attackers to include remote files on the server, resulting in code execution.



Vulnerability Details for Crayon Syntax Highlighter

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug crayon-syntax-highlighter (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.14, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.13
Patched Version
  • 1.14

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