WordPress Plugin 'File Manager' 6.x < 6.9 Remote Code Execution

critical Nessus Plugin ID 140211
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The remote WordPress application has a plugin installed that is vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability.


The WordPress application running on the remote host has a version of the 'File Manager' plugin that is 6.x prior to 6.9. It is, therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to improper inclusion of elFinder. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by sending a specially crafted request to the connector.minimal.php file, to gain remote code execution on the vulnerable WordPress site.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade the 'File Manager' plugin to version 6.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 140211

File Name: wordpress_plugin_wp_file_manager_6_9_rce.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 9/4/2020

Updated: 11/30/2021

Dependencies: wordpress_plugin_detect.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25213


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Required KB Items: installed_sw/WordPress, www/PHP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/1/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/1/2020

Exploitable With

Metasploit (WordPress File Manager Unauthenticated Remote Code Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25213

IAVA: 2020-A-0425