Download Manager <= 3.2.38 - Unauthenticated Brute Force of File Master Key

Inadequate Encryption Strength
CVE CVE-2022-0828
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published March 16, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Diogo Real


The Download Manager WordPress plugin before 3.2.39 uses the uniqid php function to generate the master key for a download, allowing an attacker to brute force the key with reasonable resources giving direct download access regardless of role based restrictions or password protections set for the download.



Vulnerability Details for Download Manager

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug download-manager (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 3.2.39, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 3.2.39
Patched Version
  • 3.2.39

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