WordPress SEUR Oficial Plugin <= 1.7.1 is vulnerable to Arbitrary File Download

Patch priority: low
Low priority vPatch unnecessary
Vulnerable version
<= 1.7.1 Vulnerable version
Fixed
1.7.2 Fixed version

10 January 2022

Risks

CVSS 4.9

4.9

Arbitrary File Download

This could allow a malicious actor to download any file from your website. This includes but is not limited to files that contain login credentials or backup files.

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.

Alert

This plugin is likely abandoned!

This plugin was last updated over a year ago and will likely not receive further updates or fixes. Urgently consider replacing the plugin with an alternative.

Solutions

This security issue has a low severity impact and is unlikely to be exploited.

Update to version X or later

Update to version 1.7.2 or later.

Update to version 1.7.2 or later to remove the vulnerability. Patchstack users can turn on auto-update for vulnerable plugins only.

Details

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Timeline

Early warning sent out

Early warning sent out to Patchstack customers

10 Jan 2022
Published by Patchstack

Published by Patchstack

12 Jan 2022

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