File Manager <= 2.9 - Reflected Cross-Site Scripting

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2018-16363
CVSS 6.1 (Medium)
Publicly Published September 6, 2018
Last Updated December 6, 2022
Researcher ly55521


The mndpsingh287 File Manager plugin V2.9 for WordPress has XSS via the lang parameter in a wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp_file_manager request because set_transient is used in file_folder_manager.php and there is an echo of lang in lib\wpfilemanager.php.



Vulnerability Details for File Manager

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-file-manager (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 3.0, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 3.0
Patched Version
  • 3.0

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