WP File Manager <= 7.0 - Reflected Cross-Site Scripting

Improper Neutralization of Input During Web Page Generation ('Cross-site Scripting')
CVE CVE-2021-24177
CVSS 5.4 (Medium)
Publicly Published February 26, 2021
Last Updated January 22, 2024
Researcher Veno Eivazian


In the default configuration of the File Manager WordPress plugin before 7.1, a Reflected XSS can occur on the endpoint /wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp_file_manager_properties when a payload is submitted on the User-Agent parameter. The payload is then reflected back on the web application response.



Vulnerability Details for File Manager

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-file-manager (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 7.1, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • < 7.1
Patched Version
  • 7.1

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