The WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to Directory Traversal in versions up to, and including, 5.5.3 via the 'type' parameter found in the alm_get_layout() function. This makes it possible for authenticated attackers, with administrative permissions, to read the contents of arbitrary files on the server, which can contain sensitive information.
Published 2022-09-06 18:15:15
Updated 2024-01-11 09:15:46
Source Wordfence
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-2945

0.17%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 53 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-2945

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
2.7
LOW CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
1.2
1.4
NIST
4.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.2
3.6
Wordfence

CWE ids for CVE-2022-2945

  • 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)
    • security@wordfence.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2022-2945

Products affected by CVE-2022-2945

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