Download Shortcode Plugin for WordPress contains a flaw that allows a remote attacker to traverse outside of a restricted path. The issue is due to the wp-content/plugins/download-shortcode/force-download.php script not properly sanitizing user input, specifically directory traversal style attacks (e.g., ../../) supplied via the 'file' parameter. This directory traversal attack would allow the attacker to gain access to arbitrary files.
Remote / Network Access
Loss of Confidentiality
Upgrade to version 0.2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.
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