recent-backups <= 0.7 - Remote File Download

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Description
The code in download-file.php does not verify if the user is logged in or sanitize which files can be downloaded. This vulnerability can be used to download sensitive system files, such as the Linux passwd file.
Proof of Concept
$ curl -v "http://www.example.com/wp-content/plugins/recent-backups/download-file.php?file_link=/etc/passwd

Affects

Plugin recent-backups

References

EXPLOITDB 37752
PACKETSTORM 132961

Classification

Type LFI
OWASP Top 10 A1: Injection
CWE CWE-22

Miscellaneous

Submitter Larry W. Cashdollar
Submitter Website http://www.vapid.dhs.org
Submitter Twitter _larry0
Views 200
Verified No
WPVDB ID 8122

Timeline

Publicly Published 2015-08-02 (over 1 year ago)
Added 2015-08-03 (over 1 year ago)
Last Updated 2015-08-15 (over 1 year ago)

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