Ace Breaking News

BREAKING SECURITY REPORT: Hackers Exploit Zero-Day in WordPress BackupBuddy Plugin in ~5 Million Attempts

This is our daily post that is shared across Twitter & Telegram and published first on here with Kindness & Love XX on

#AceNewsRoom With ‘Kindness & Wisdom’ Sept, 10, 2022 @acenewsservices

Ace News Room Cutting Floor 10/09/2022

Follow Our Breaking & Daily News Here As It Happens:

Must Read to help us understand WordPress. Also for further answers follow the Blog 😊

#AceBreakingNews – A zero-day flaw in a WordPress plugin called BackupBuddy is being actively exploited, WordPress security company Wordfence has disclosed.

WordPress BackupBuddy Plugin

This vulnerability makes it possible for unauthenticated users to download arbitrary files from the affected site which can include sensitive information,” it said.

BackupBuddy allows users to back up their entire WordPress installation from within the dashboard, including theme files, pages, posts, widgets, users, and media files, among others.

The plugin is estimated to have around 140,000 active installations, with the flaw (CVE-2022-31474, CVSS score: 7.5) affecting versions to It’s been addressed in version 8.7.5 released on September 2, 2022.

The issue is rooted in the function called “Local Directory Copy” that’s designed to store a local copy of the backups. According to Wordfence, the vulnerability is the result of the insecure implementation, which enables an unauthenticated threat actor to download any arbitrary file on the server.

WordPress BackupBuddy Plugin

Additional details about the flaw have been withheld in light of active in-the-wild abuse and its ease of exploitation.

“This vulnerability could allow an attacker to view the contents of any file on your server that can be read by your WordPress installation,” the plugin’s developer, iThemes, said. “This could include the WordPress wp-config.php file and, depending on your server setup, sensitive files like /etc/passwd.”

Wordfence noted that the targeting of CVE-2022-31474 commenced on August 26, 2022, and that it has blocked nearly five million attacks in the intervening time period. Most of the intrusions have attempted to read the below files –

  • /etc/passwd
  • /wp-config.php
  • .my.cnf
  • .accesshash

Users of the BackupBuddy plugin are advised to upgrade to the latest version. Should users determine that they may have been compromised, it’s recommended to reset the database password, change WordPress Salts, and rotate API keys stored in wp-config.php.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Sept.10:  2022:

Editor says …Sterling Publishing & Media Service Agency is not responsible for the content of external site or from any reports, posts or links, and can also be found here on Telegram: and all wordpress and live posts and links here: and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com

Must Read to help us understand WordPress. Also for further answers follow the Blog 😊

By ace101

Ace Worldwide News Group working with Kindness & Wisdom in perfect harmony to provide help and guidance through news & views and the truth to people in need Amen