Remote code execution in Elementor Pro plugin for WordPress

Published: 2020-05-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
Elementor Pro
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Elementor

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Arbitrary file upload

EUVDB-ID: #VU27672

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]


CWE-ID: CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of file during file upload. A remote authenticated attacker can upload a malicious file and execute it on the blog.

This vulnerability is exploitable if users have open registration, hovewer in conjunction with a vulnerability in Ultimate Addons for Elementor (SB2020051119), it is possible to be exploited, even if the site does not have user registration enabled.

Note: The vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.


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Vulnerable software versions

Elementor Pro: 2.9.3

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.