File Manager <= 3.0 - Unauthenticated Arbitrary File Upload/Download

Missing Authorization
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published September 17, 2018
Last Updated December 6, 2022


The File Manager plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to authorization bypass due to a missing capability check in the /inc/root.php file in versions up to, and including, 3.0. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to download arbitrary files from the server and upload arbitrary files that can be used for remote code execution.

Wordfence blocked 2 attacks targeting this vulnerability in the past 24 hours.



Vulnerability Details for File Manager

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-file-manager (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 3.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 3.0
Patched Version
  • 3.1

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