LWS Affiliation <= 2.2.6 - Unauthenticated Remote/Local File Inclusion

Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion')
CVE CVE-2023-32297
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published July 24, 2023
Last Updated August 28, 2023
Researchers Marco Wotschka - Wordfence
Jonas Höbenreich


The LWS Affiliation plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Remote/Local File Inclusion in versions up to, and including, 2.2.6 via the 'path' parameter. This allows unauthenticated attackers to include and execute arbitrary remote code on the server, provided that allow_url_include is enabled. Local File Inclusion is also possible, albeit less useful because it requires that the attacker be able to upload a malicious php file via FTP or some other means into a directory readable by the web server.



Vulnerability Details for LWS Affiliation

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug lws-affiliation (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.3, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 2.2.6
Patched Version
  • 2.3

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