File Manager <= 7.2.1 - Sensitive Information Exposure via Backup Filenames

Use of Insufficiently Random Values
CVE CVE-2024-0761
CVSS 8.1 (High)
Publicly Published January 22, 2024
Last Updated February 5, 2024
Researcher Yuki Haruma - Tokyo Denki University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Cryptography Laboratory


The File Manager plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Sensitive Information Exposure in all versions up to, and including, 7.2.1 due to insufficient randomness in the backup filenames, which use a timestamp plus 4 random digits. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers, to extract sensitive data including site backups in configurations where the .htaccess file in the directory does not block access.



Vulnerability Details for File Manager

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-file-manager (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 7.2.2, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 7.2.1
Patched Version
  • 7.2.2

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