Contact Form by WPForms <= - Authenticated (Administrator+) Arbitrary File Access via Path Traversal

Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal')
CVSS 6.8 (Medium)
Publicly Published September 19, 2022
Last Updated January 11, 2023
Researcher Sybre Waaijer


The Contact Form by WPForms plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Directory Traversal via email template paths in versions up to, and including, This allows administrator-level attackers to read the contents of arbitrary files on the server, which can contain sensitive information.



Vulnerability Details for Contact Form by WPForms – Drag & Drop Form Builder for WordPress

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug wpforms-lite (view on
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <=
Patched Version

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