Download Monitor <= 4.5.97 - Authenticated (Administrator+) Arbitrary File Download

Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties
CVE CVE-2022-2981
CVSS 6.8 (Medium)
Publicly Published September 19, 2022
Last Updated February 1, 2023
Researcher Raad Haddad


The Download Monitor plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to arbitrary file downloads due to not verifying that downloaded files reside within the blog directory in versions up to, and including, 4.5.97. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with administrator-level permissions and above, to download arbitrary files on the affected site's server.



Vulnerability Details for Download Monitor

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug download-monitor (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.5.98, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 4.5.97
Patched Version
  • 4.5.98

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