Directorist <= 7.2.2 - Authenticated (Admin+) Arbitrary File Upload

Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type
CVE CVE-2022-2046
CVSS 7.2 (High)
Publicly Published July 18, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The Directorist plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to arbitrary file uploads due to missing file type validation via the atbdp_download_file() AJAX action in versions up to, and including, 7.2.2. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with administrative privileges to upload arbitrary files on the affected sites server which may make remote code execution possible. This only affects sites where administrator have been restricted in their uploading files capabilities.



Vulnerability Details for Directorist – WordPress Business Directory Plugin with Classified Ads Listings

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug directorist (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 7.2.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 7.2.2
Patched Version
  • 7.2.3

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