Shield Security – Smart Bot Blocking & Intrusion Prevention Security <= 18.5.9 - Unauthenticated Local File Inclusion

Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion')
CVE CVE-2023-6989
CVSS 9.8 (Critical)
Publicly Published February 5, 2024
Last Updated February 5, 2024
Researcher hir0ot


The Shield Security – Smart Bot Blocking & Intrusion Prevention Security plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Local File Inclusion in all versions up to, and including, 18.5.9 via the render_action_template parameter. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attacker to include and execute PHP files on the server, allowing the execution of any PHP code in those files.



Vulnerability Details for Shield Security – Smart Bot Blocking & Intrusion Prevention Security

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wp-simple-firewall (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 18.5.10, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 18.5.9
Patched Version
  • 18.5.10

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