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Vulnerability of WordPress ShortCode: information disclosure via force-download.php

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can use force-download.php of WordPress ShortCode, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Impacted software: WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this computer vulnerability: 2/4.
Creation date: 29/08/2014.
Références of this announce: CVE-2014-5465, VIGILANCE-VUL-15244.

Description of the vulnerability 

The ShortCode plugin can be installed on WordPress.

However, an attacker can use force-download.php to read a file.

An attacker can therefore use force-download.php of WordPress ShortCode, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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This cybersecurity vulnerability impacts software or systems such as WordPress Plugins ~ not comprehensive.

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

The trust level is of type confirmed by a trusted third party, 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 alert.

Solutions for this threat 

WordPress ShortCode: workaround.
A workaround is to disable WordPress ShortCode.
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