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WordPress Subscribe Comments File Read Vulnerability

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WordPress Subscribe Comments File Read Vulnerability



This module exploits an authenticated directory traversal vulnerability in WordPress Plugin "Subscribe to Comments" version 2.1.2, allowing to read arbitrary files with the web server privileges.


  • Tom Adams <security@dxw.com>
  • Roberto Soares Espreto <robertoespreto@gmail.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/scanner/http/wp_subscribe_comments_file_read
msf auxiliary(wp_subscribe_comments_file_read) > show actions
msf auxiliary(wp_subscribe_comments_file_read) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(wp_subscribe_comments_file_read) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(wp_subscribe_comments_file_read) > run 

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