WordPress plugin "Shortcodes Ultimate" vulnerable to directory traversal


The WordPress plugin "Shortcodes Ultimate" contains a directory traversal vulnerability (CWE-22) in the Examples page.

Chris Liu reported this vulnerability to IPA.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

Base Metrics: 4.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication: Single Instance
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: None

CVSS V3 Severity:
Base Metrics: 5.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Attack Vector: Network
  • Attack Complexity: Low
  • Privileges Required: Low
  • User Interaction: None
  • Scope: Changed
  • Confidentiality Impact: Low
  • Integrity Impact: None
  • Availability Impact: None
Affected Products

Vladimir Anokhin
  • Shortcodes Ultimate prior to version 4.10.0


Arbitrary local files on the server may be accessed by a logged-in user.

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Vendor Information

Vladimir Anokhin
CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. Path Traversal(CWE-22) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2017-2245

  1. JVN : JVN#63249051
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