Download Manager Plugin up to 3.2.50 on WordPress Packages.php deleteFiles file inclusion

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A vulnerability was found in Download Manager Plugin up to 3.2.50 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects the function deleteFiles of the file ~/Admin/Menu/Packages.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a file inclusion vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-73. The software allows user input to control or influence paths or file names that are used in filesystem operations. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The Download Manager plugin for WordPress is vulnerable to arbitrary file deletion in versions up to, and including 3.2.50. This is due to insufficient file type and path validation on the deleteFiles() function found in the ~/Admin/Menu/Packages.php file that triggers upon download post deletion. This makes it possible for contributor level users and above to supply an arbitrary file path via the 'file[files]' parameter when creating a download post and once the user deletes the post the supplied arbitrary file will be deleted. This can be used by attackers to delete the /wp-config.php file which will reset the installation and make it possible for an attacker to achieve remote code execution on the server.

The weakness was shared 09/07/2022. It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2022-2431 since 07/15/2022. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/13/2022).

By approaching the search of inurl:~/Admin/Menu/Packages.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

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




CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.7

VulDB Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.1
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CNA Base Score: 8.1
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Class: File inclusion
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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07/15/2022 CVE reserved
09/07/2022 +54 days Advisory disclosed
09/07/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
10/13/2022 +36 days VulDB last update


Advisory: 167920
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2022-2431 (🔒)


Created: 09/07/2022 08:15 AM
Updated: 10/13/2022 11:05 AM
Changes: 09/07/2022 08:15 AM (39), 10/13/2022 10:59 AM (1), 10/13/2022 11:05 AM (21)
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