HappyFiles Pro <= 1.8.1 - Missing Authorization to Arbitrary File Deletion

Missing Authorization
CVE CVE-2023-25446
CVSS 6.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published March 29, 2023
Last Updated April 3, 2023
Researcher Dave Jong - Patchstack


The HappyFiles Pro plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to unauthorized modification of data due to a missing capability check on an unknown function in versions up to, and including, 1.8.1. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with minimal permissions such as subscribers, to execute unauthorized actions such as deleting arbitrary files.

Wordfence blocked 161 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug happyfiles-pro
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.8.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.8.1
Patched Version
  • 1.8.2

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