Download Monitor Plugin up to 4.5.97 on WordPress wp-config.php file access

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Download Monitor Plugin up to 4.5.97 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the file wp-config.php. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a file access vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-552. The product makes files or directories accessible to unauthorized actors, even though they should not be. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. The summary by CVE is:

The Download Monitor WordPress plugin before 4.5.98 does not ensure that files to be downloaded are inside the blog folders, and not sensitive, allowing high privilege users such as admin to download the wp-config.php or /etc/passwd even in an hardened environment or multisite setup.

The weakness was published 10/11/2022. The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2022-2981 since 08/24/2022. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1083 for this issue.

By approaching the search of inurl:wp-config.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

Upgrading to version 4.5.98 eliminates this vulnerability.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.6
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.6

VulDB Base Score: 2.4
VulDB Temp Score: 2.3
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NVD Base Score: 4.9
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Class: File access
CWE: CWE-552 / CWE-425
ATT&CK: T1083

Local: No
Remote: Partially

Availability: 🔒
Status: Not defined
Google Hack: 🔒

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Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
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Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

0-Day Time: 🔒

Upgrade: Download Monitor Plugin 4.5.98


08/24/2022 CVE reserved
10/11/2022 +48 days Advisory disclosed
10/11/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
10/31/2022 +20 days VulDB last update


Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-2981 (🔒)


Created: 10/11/2022 10:09 AM
Updated: 10/31/2022 02:52 PM
Changes: 10/11/2022 10:09 AM (41), 10/31/2022 02:52 PM (11)
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