700,000 WordPress Users Affected by Zero-Day Vulnerability in File Manager Plugin

This morning, on September 1, 2020, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team was alerted to the presence of a vulnerability being actively exploited in File Manager, a WordPress plugin with over 700,000 active installations. This vulnerability allowed unauthenticated users to execute commands and upload malicious files on a target site.

A patch was released this morning on September 1, 2020. We are seeing this vulnerability being actively exploited in the wild, therefore, we urge users to update to the latest version, 6.9, immediately since it contains a patch for this vulnerability and will keep you protected.

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