Filebird 4.7.3 - Unauthenticated SQL Injection

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
CVE CVE-2021-24385
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published June 16, 2021
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Ravi Chandra (10up)


The Filebird Plugin 4.7.3 introduced a SQL injection vulnerability as it is making SQL queries without escaping user input data from a HTTP post request. This is a major vulnerability as the user input is not escaped and passed directly to the get_col function and it allows SQL injection. The Rest API endpoint which invokes this function also does not have any required permissions/authentication and can be accessed by an anonymous user.



Vulnerability Details for FileBird – WordPress Media Library Folders & File Manager

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug filebird (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 4.7.4, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • 4.7.3 - 4.7.3
Patched Version
  • 4.7.4

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