mndpsingh287 File Manager Plugin 2.9 on WordPress admin.php lang cross site scripting

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A vulnerability has been found in mndpsingh287 File Manager Plugin 2.9 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown code of the file wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp_file_manager. The manipulation of the argument lang as part of a Parameter leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The product does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. CVE summarizes:

The mndpsingh287 File Manager plugin V2.9 for WordPress has XSS via the lang parameter in a wp-admin/admin.php?page=wp_file_manager request because set_transient is used in file_folder_manager.php and there is an echo of lang in lib\wpfilemanager.php.

The bug was discovered 09/02/2018. The weakness was released 09/07/2018 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability was named CVE-2018-16363 since 09/02/2018. The attack can be initiated remotely. A single authentication is needed for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1059.007.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 5 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.






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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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09/02/2018 🔍
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09/07/2018 +4 days 🔍
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Advisory: 1936043
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CVE: CVE-2018-16363 (🔍)


Created: 09/08/2018 09:01 AM
Updated: 05/07/2023 02:28 PM
Changes: 09/08/2018 09:01 AM (60), 03/21/2020 03:53 PM (2), 05/07/2023 02:28 PM (3)
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