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Vulnerability of WordPress Revolution Slider: directory traversal

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can traverse directories of WordPress Revolution Slider, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
Vulnerable systems: WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this threat: 2/4.
Creation date: 27/01/2015.
Références of this weakness: VIGILANCE-VUL-16058.

Description of the vulnerability 

The Revolution Slider 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.

This vulnerability may be a duplicate of VIGILANCE-VUL-15108, but this is not confirmed.

An attacker can therefore traverse directories of WordPress Revolution Slider, in order to read a file outside the service root path.
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This threat alert impacts software or systems such as WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability bulletin is medium.

The trust level is of type unique source, with an origin of internet client.

A proof of concept or an attack tool is available, so your teams have to process this alert. An attacker with a technician ability can exploit this weakness note.

Solutions for this threat 

WordPress Revolution Slider: workaround.
A workaround is to disable WordPress Revolution Slider.
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