WP File Manager <= 6.4 - Unauthenticated Resource Access to Site Backups

Files or Directories Accessible to External Parties
CVE CVE-2020-24312
CVSS 7.5 (High)
Publicly Published August 13, 2020
Last Updated January 22, 2024


mndpsingh287 WP File Manager v6.4 and lower fails to restrict external access to the fm_backups directory with a .htaccess file. This results in the ability for unauthenticated users to browse and download any site backups, which sometimes include full database backups, that the plugin has taken.



Vulnerability Details for File Manager

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-file-manager (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 6.5, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 6.4
Patched Version
  • 6.5

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