WordPress Avada Theme <= 7.11.1 is vulnerable to Arbitrary File Upload

Patch priority: high
High priority vPatch immediately
Vulnerable version
<= 7.11.1 Vulnerable version
7.11.2 Fixed version

10 August 2023 by Patchstack


CVSS 9.1

This vulnerability is highly dangerous and expected to become mass exploited.


Arbitrary File Upload

This could allow a malicious actor to upload any type of file to your website. This can include backdoors which are then executed to gain further access to your website.

This is a general description of this vulnerability type, specific impact varies case by case. CVSS score is a way to evaluate and rank reported vulnerabilities in a standardized and repeatable way, but it is not ideal for WordPress.


We advise to mitigate or resolve the vulnerability immediately.

Update to version X or later

Update to version 7.11.2 or later.

Update to version 7.11.2 or later to remove the vulnerability.


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07 Jul 2023
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10 Aug 2023
Published by Patchstack

Published by Patchstack

12 Aug 2023

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