Download Plugin <= 1.6.2 - Missing Authorization and Sensitive Information Exposure

Authorization Bypass Through User-Controlled Key
CVE CVE-2021-25059
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published November 2, 2022
Last Updated December 6, 2022
Researcher apple502j


The Download Plugin plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Missing Authorization in versions up to, and including, 1.6.2 due to missing capability checks on the dpwap_plugin_multiple_download_func function. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers with subscriber-level attackers to create and download arbitrary content as backup zip files in the wp-content folder.



Vulnerability Details for Download Plugin

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug download-plugin (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.0.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.6.2
Patched Version
  • 2.0.0

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