Easy Digital Downloads <= 2.5.7 - PHP Object Injection

Deserialization of Untrusted Data
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published March 2, 2016
Last Updated January 25, 2023
Researcher Danny van Kooten


The Easy Digital Downloads plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to PHP Object Injection in versions up to, and including, 2.5.7 via deserialization of untrusted input from cookies and request parameters. This allows unauthenticated attackers to inject a PHP Object.



Vulnerability Details for Easy Digital Downloads – Sell Digital Files & Subscriptions (eCommerce Store + Payments Made Easy)

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug easy-digital-downloads (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.5.8, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.5.7
Patched Version
  • 2.5.8

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