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Missing Authorization


Severity High
Score 8.8/10


The Filr WordPress plugin before does not have authorisation check in two of its AJAX actions, allowing them to be called by any authenticated users, such as subscriber. They are are protected with a nonce, however the nonce is leaked on the dashboard. This could allow them to upload arbitrary HTML files as well as delete all files or arbitrary ones.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

CWE-862 - Missing Authorization

The missing authorization vulnerability occurs when a software program allows users to access privileged parts of the program without verifying the user credentials. Impact of such a vulnerability depends on the resources employed by the software, ranging from account takeover to sensitive information exposure, denial of service, and complete system takeover.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published