Advanced Custom Fields Plugin for WordPress 'acf_abspath' Parameter Remote File Inclusion

High Nessus Plugin ID 63326


The remote web server contains a PHP application that is afffected by a remote file inclusion attack.


The version of the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress installed on the remote host fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input to the 'acf_abspath' parameter of its 'core/actions/export.php' script. A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this issue to view arbitrary files or execute arbitrary PHP code, possibly taken from third-party hosts, on the remote host.


Upgrade to Advanced Custom Fields version 3.5.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63326

File Name: wordpress_advanced_custom_fields_rfi.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2012/12/21

Updated: 2018/08/08

Dependencies: 11936, 18297

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:wordpress:wordpress

Required KB Items: installed_sw/WordPress, www/PHP

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploited by Nessus: true

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/11/14

Exploitable With

Metasploit (WordPress Plugin Advanced Custom Fields Remote File Inclusion)

Elliot (WordPress Advanced Custom Fields 3.5.1 RFI)

Reference Information

BID: 56528