RankMath SEO <= - Authenticated (Contributor+) Local File Inclusion

Relative Path Traversal
CVE CVE-2023-23888
CVSS 6.5 (Medium)
Publicly Published January 30, 2023
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Rafie Muhammad - Patchstack


The RankMath SEO plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Local File Inclusion via the 'update_schemas' and 'get_snippet_content' functions. This allows authenticated attackers, with contributor-level permissions and above, to include and execute arbitrary PHP files on the server, allowing the execution of any PHP code in those files. This can be used to bypass access controls or obtain sensitive data.

Wordfence blocked 33,069 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug seo-by-rank-math (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <=
Patched Version

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