User Meta – User Profile Builder and User management plugin <= 2.4.3 - Path Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVE CVE-2022-0779
CVSS 4.3 (Medium)
Publicly Published May 16, 2022
Last Updated January 26, 2023
Researcher Julien Ahrens - RCE Security


The User Meta WordPress plugin before 2.4.4 does not validate the filepath parameter of its um_show_uploaded_file AJAX action, which could allow low privileged users such as subscriber to enumerate the local files on the web server via path traversal payloads



1 affected software package

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug user-meta (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 2.4.4, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 2.4.4
Patched Version
  • 2.4.4

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