GMAce <= 1.5.2 - Authenticated(Admin+) Directory Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2023-23872
CVSS 4.9 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 23, 2023
Last Updated February 28, 2023
Researcher Mika


The GMAce plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to directory traversal in versions up to, and including, 1.5.2 via the 'gm-download-file' parameter. This allows authenticated attackers with administrator-level permissions to download arbitrary files from the webserver.



Vulnerability Details for GMAce

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug gmace (view on
Patched? No
Remediation No known patch available. Please review the vulnerability's details in depth and employ mitigations based on your organization's risk tolerance. It may be best to uninstall the affected software and find a replacement.
Affected Version
  • <= 1.5.2

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