Elementor <= 3.19.0 - Authenticated(Contributor+) Arbitrary File Deletion and PHAR Deserialization

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2024-24934
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published February 7, 2024
Last Updated February 7, 2024
Researcher Rhynorater - Critical Thinking Podcast


The Elementor Website Builder – More than Just a Page Builder plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to arbitrary file deletions and PHAR deserialization in version up to, and including 3.19.0. This is due to the plugin not providing sufficient path validation on the 'tmp_name' parameter . This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with contributor-level access and above, to delete arbitrary files and inject PHP Objects through the use of a phar wrapper, both of which can lead to remote code execution.



Vulnerability Details for Elementor Website Builder – More than Just a Page Builder

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug elementor (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 3.19.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 3.19.0
Patched Version
  • 3.19.1

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