WordPress Stockholm Theme <= 9.6 is vulnerable to Local File Inclusion

Patch priority: high
High priority vPatch immediately
Vulnerable version
<= 9.6 Vulnerable version
9.7 Fixed version

07 May 2024 by Patchstack



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


Local File Inclusion

This could allow a malicious actor to include local files of the target website and show its output onto the screen. Files which store credentials, such as database credentials, could potentially allow complete database takeover depending on the configuration.

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 9.7 or later.

Update to version 9.7 or later to remove the vulnerability.


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07 May 2024
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Published by Patchstack

09 May 2024

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