Download Media <= 1.4.2 - Missing Authorization via generate_link_for_media

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2024-27190
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 26, 2024
Last Updated February 28, 2024
Researcher Steven Julian


The Download Media plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized access of data due to a missing capability check on the 'generate_link_for_media' function in versions up to, and including, 1.4.2. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with subscriber-level access and above, to generate media download links.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug download-media (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 1.4.2

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