Zero-day vulnerability in Elementor Pro

Arbitrary file upload

The vulnerability exploitation was detected on May 06, 2020. The attackers can remotely execute arbitrary code.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2020051118 - Remote code execution in Elementor Pro plugin for WordPress

Vulnerable component: Elementor Pro


CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-434 - Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of file during file upload. A remote authenticated attacker can upload a malicious file and execute it on the blog.

This vulnerability is exploitable if users have open registration, hovewer in conjunction with a vulnerability in Ultimate Addons for Elementor (SB2020051119), it is possible to be exploited, even if the site does not have user registration enabled.

Note: The vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.