This post provides the details of a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin File Manager not discovered by us, where the discoverer hadn’t provided the details needed for us to confirm the vulnerability while we were adding it to the data set for our service, so its contents are limited to subscribers of our service.
The security vulnerabilities we previously disclosed in WP Editor have now been fixed in version 1.2.6, hopefully those or something else fixed in that version was what hackers are trying to exploit. While looking around for other security issues in plugin we found another vulnerability that had existed in 126.96.36.199 and all version below, which was fixed in 1.2.6 as well.
Similar to the two vulnerabilities the ajax function for requesting a file on the website did not do any check as to the user capabilities when doing that, so any logged in user could view arbitrary files. [Read more]