Health Check & Troubleshooting <= 1.2.3 - Path Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published January 25, 2019
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Julien Legras


The Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Path Traversal in versions up to, and including, 1.2.3 via the POST parameter 'file' where it is used unchecked with 'file_get_contents'. This allows authenticated attackers to read the contents of arbitrary files on the server, which can contain sensitive information.



Vulnerability Details for Health Check & Troubleshooting

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug health-check (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 1.2.4, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 1.2.3
Patched Version
  • 1.2.4

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