Ultimate Member Plugin up to 2.5.0 on WordPress Template class-shortcodes.php load_template tpl pathname traversal

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Ultimate Member Plugin up to 2.5.0 on WordPress (WordPress Plugin). This issue affects the function load_template of the file includes/core/class-shortcodes.php of the component Template Handler. The manipulation of the argument tpl with an unknown input leads to a pathname traversal vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-21. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was published 11/13/2022 as e1bc94c1100f02a129721ba4be5fbc44c3d78ec4. The advisory is shared at github.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2022-3966. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1006 for this issue.

By approaching the search of inurl:includes/core/class-shortcodes.php it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking.

Upgrading to version 2.5.1 eliminates this vulnerability. The upgrade is hosted for download at github.com. Applying the patch e1bc94c1100f02a129721ba4be5fbc44c3d78ec4 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at github.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.





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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.4
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VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Pathname traversal
CWE: CWE-21 / CWE-22
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Ultimate Member Plugin 2.5.1
Patch: e1bc94c1100f02a129721ba4be5fbc44c3d78ec4


11/13/2022 Advisory disclosed
11/13/2022 +0 days CVE reserved
11/13/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
12/17/2022 +34 days VulDB last update


Advisory: e1bc94c1100f02a129721ba4be5fbc44c3d78ec4
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-3966 (🔒)


Created: 11/13/2022 08:46 AM
Updated: 12/17/2022 02:21 PM
Changes: 11/13/2022 08:46 AM (47), 12/17/2022 02:19 PM (3), 12/17/2022 02:21 PM (21)
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