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Attacks Targeting Recent WordPress File Manager Flaw Ramping Up

September 11, 2020

With over 700,000 active installs, File Manager is a highly popular WordPress plugin that provides admins with file and folder management capabilities (copy/paste, delete, download/upload, edit, and archive).

In early September 2020, the plugin’s developer addressed a critical-severity zero-day flaw that was already being actively targeted. Assessed with a CVSS score of 10, the flaw can allow attackers to remotely execute code on a vulnerable installation.

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