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  • Not certain if this is the right place to post this.

    Getting warning across all my sites for this “1-flash-gallery” plugin
    Web Page: www…………../wp-content/plugins/1-flash-gallery/upload.php?action=uploadify&fileext=php
    Warning: URL may contain dangerous content!
    Offending IP:
    Offending Parameter: $_FILE = index.bak.php

    This may be a “Executable File Upload Attack.”

    Do not even have this plug in installed, would be wary of installing this plugin.

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  • I started getting warning emails yesterday morning from my hosting company (1and1), by the end of the day they had taken my website down.

    Here’s part of the last email I got from them this morning:

    1. Analysis of the attack
    1.1 The hackers processed the attack through a security leak in your software

    WordPress plugin: flash gallery

    They misused at least the following modules or files of this software:


    1.2 Via this security leak, the hackers have uploaded the following malicious
    files to your webspace:


    1.3 In order to impede further attacks, we have disabled these files. Please
    note that part of your websites may be impaired.

    1.4 We have unlocked your 1&1 webspace. Please understand that this temporary
    lock was necessary to protect your security.

    I did have this plugin installed until this morning, but it was not activated.
    In a previous email I got from 1and1, they said that a massive number of emails were being sent from my webspace.

    I hope this helps in any way.

    What is your version of plugin?

    Version 1.6.2

    It’s installed but currently not active

    I do not have the 1-flash-gallery plugin installed. I haven’t received another notice, so I suspect it was someone checking for vulnerabilities….

    saminmt – it’s possible, because we found that bug and fixed it in the 1.6.0 version

    silvioribeiro – please update plugin to 1.7.0 version. And check ./mywebsite/wp-content/uploads/fgallery/ folder permissions

    I do not have the 1-flash-gallery plugin installed,But i received such attack Alarm yesterday

    I do not have this plugin installed and still i got this warning yesterday. Is this a real attack? I mean, The attacker actually got into my server or is just a warning from my firewall from a vulnerabilty scan?

    How do you guys manage to fix it?


    If you do not have this plugin, then you do not have the same issue. Please post your own topic.

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