File Manager <= 6.3 - Authenticated (Admin+) Arbitrary OS File Access via Path Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2023-5907
CVSS 2.2 (Low)
Publicly Published November 20, 2023
Last Updated November 21, 2023
Researcher Dmitrii Ignatyev - CleanTalk Inc


The File Manager – 100% Free & Open Source File Manager Plugin for WordPress | Bit File Manager plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Path Traversal in all versions up to, and including, 6.2 via the Root Folder Path setting. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with administrative-level access and above, to read the contents of arbitrary files on the server (past the root WordPress instance), which can contain sensitive information.



Vulnerability Details for Bit File Manager – 100% Free & Open Source File Manager and Code Editor for WordPress

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug file-manager (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 6.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 6.2
Patched Version
  • 6.3

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