A critical security update was recently issued for Duplicator, one of the most popular plugins in the WordPress ecosystem. Over a million WordPress sites were affected by a vulnerability allowing attackers to download arbitrary files from victim sites. We urge all Duplicator users to update to version 1.3.28 as soon as possible.
We are detecting active exploitation of this vulnerability in the wild, and estimate more than half a million sites are still running a vulnerable version. Built-in firewall protection prevents these attacks for all Wordfence users, both Premium and those still on the free version of Wordfence. As always, it’s still important to perform security updates regardless of other protections.