Directory traversal vulnerability in force-download.php in the Download Shortcode plugin 0.2.3 and earlier for WordPress allows remote attackers to read arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) in the file parameter.
Published 2014-09-03 19:55:04
Updated 2014-09-03 20:15:37
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2014-5465

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 7.50%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 93 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2014-5465

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2014-5465

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2014-5465

Products affected by CVE-2014-5465

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