DB Backup < 5.0 - Directory Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2014-9119
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published December 16, 2014
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Henri Salo (fgeek)


Directory traversal vulnerability in download.php in the DB Backup plugin 4.5 and earlier for Wordpress allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the file parameter.



Vulnerability Details for DB Backup

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug db-backup (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 5.0
Patched Version
  • 5.0

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