Arbitrary file upload in File Manager plugin for WordPress

Published: 2020-09-02 | Updated: 2020-09-22
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-25213
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
File Manager
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor mndpsingh287

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated: 07.09.2020

Updated list of affected versions.

Updated: 22.09.2020

Assigned CVE-ID.

1) Arbitrary file upload

EUVDB-ID: #VU46202

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25213

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

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of file during file upload in wp-file-manager in the "lib/php/connector.minimal.php" and "lib/files/hardfork.php" files. A remote attacker can upload a malicious file and execute it on the server.

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


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Vulnerable software versions

File Manager: 6.4 - 6.8

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.