Bit File Manager – 100% free file manager for WordPress <= 5.2.2 - Subscriber+ Arbitrary File Creation/Upload/Deletion

Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type
CVE CVE-2022-0403
CVSS 8.8 (High)
Publicly Published March 14, 2022
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Luan Pedersini


The Library File Manager WordPress plugin before 5.2.3 is using an outdated version of the elFinder library, which is known to be affected by security issues (CVE-2021-32682), and does not have any authorisation as well as CSRF checks in its connector AJAX action, allowing any authenticated users, such as subscriber to call it. Furthermore, as the options passed to the elFinder library does not restrict any file type, users with a role as low as subscriber can Create/Upload/Delete Arbitrary files and folders.



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 5.2.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.2.2
Patched Version
  • 5.2.3

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