XML Sitemap & Google News <= 5.4.8 - Unauthenticated Local File Inclusion

Improper Control of Filename for Include/Require Statement in PHP Program ('PHP Remote File Inclusion')
CVE CVE-2024-4441
CVSS 8.1 (High)
Publicly Published May 7, 2024
Last Updated May 9, 2024
Researcher Foxyyy


The XML Sitemap & Google News plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Local File Inclusion in all versions up to, and including, 5.4.8 via the 'feed' parameter. This makes it possible for unauthenticated attackers to include and execute arbitrary files on the server, allowing the execution of any PHP code in those files. This can be used to bypass access controls, obtain sensitive data, or achieve code execution in cases where images and other “safe” file types can be uploaded and included.



Vulnerability Details for XML Sitemap & Google News

Software Type Plugin
Software Slug xml-sitemap-feed (view on wordpress.org)
Patched? Yes
Remediation Update to version 5.4.9, or a newer patched version
Affected Version
  • <= 5.4.8
Patched Version
  • 5.4.9

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