CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Dec 23, 2023
Updated: Dec 29, 2023


CVE-2023-6972 is a vulnerability in the Backup Migration plugin for WordPress, affecting all versions up to and including 1.3.9. It allows unauthenticated attackers to delete arbitrary files, including the wp-config.php file, through path traversal via certain HTTP headers. This vulnerability poses a high risk to organizations as it can lead to site takeover and remote code execution. The affected products include various versions of WordPress and related plugins. To remediate this vulnerability, users should update the Backup Migration plugin to the latest version available.

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