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9/8/2020
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WordPress Plug-in Has Critical Zero-Day

The vulnerability in WordPress File Manager could allow a malicious actor to take over the victim's website.

A popular plug-in for WordPress is the subject of a zero-day vulnerability that may expose more than 700,000 sites to malicious exploit. The WordPress File Manager plug-in is generally used to allow website users to upload image files, but a flaw in the plug-in's file type checking could allow a user to upload a file with an embedded web shell. That web shell could then be used to launch a site takeover against the victim.

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According to researchers at WordFence — who found the vulnerability — the vulnerability exists in File Manager version 6.0 through 6.8. The plug-in's developers have released an updated version, 6.9, with the vulnerability patched, though they estimate that more than 261,000 websites are still running vulnerable software.

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