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Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:30:11 -0500
From: "Larry W. Cashdollar" <>
To: Open Source Security <>
Subject: Wordpress WP-DB-Backup v2.2.4 Plugin Remote Database Backup Download

Hello List,

So I had been tinkering with the WP-DB-Backup v2.2.4 plugin that uses security through obscurity to hide the location of the wordpress database backups it creates.  The advisory with PoC I had been working on is here:

I contacted the plugin author with my advisory and my proposed fix. The author acknowledged my work, but I never heard from him again.

Turns out Matthew Bryant had already covered everything I had but a few months ago here:

We aren’t sure if this is CVE worthy, it seems since the database is exposed one only needs to guess the database name in order to succeed besides a bunch of brute forcing stuff. :-)  I thought I would see what you folks had to say.


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