WP-FormAssembly <= 2.0.5 - Authenticated (Contributor+) Arbitrary File Read

Information Exposure
CVE CVE-2022-45852
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published November 23, 2022
Last Updated April 12, 2023
Researcher Tien Nguyen Ahn - Patchstack Alliance


The WP-FormAssembly plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Arbitrary File Read in versions up to, and including, 2.0.5. This is due to insufficient controls on defining file paths on the fa_add() function. This makes it possible for contributor-level attackers to read the contents of any server file, including database configurations.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug formassembly-web-forms (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.0.6, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.0.5
Patched Version
  • 2.0.6

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