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computer vulnerability CVE-2018-5310

WordPress Media from FTP: directory traversal

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can traverse directories of WordPress Media from FTP, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
Impacted products: WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 10/01/2018.
Identifiers: CVE-2018-5310, VIGILANCE-VUL-24995.

Description of the vulnerability

The Media from FTP plugin can be installed on WordPress.

However, user's data are directly inserted in an access path. Sequences such as "/.." can thus be used to go in the upper directory.

An attacker can therefore traverse directories of WordPress Media from FTP, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
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