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The attacker might not have any user level access to the web application. However, this does not mean that the application cannot be attacked remotely. Local File Inclusion vulnerabilities could be triggered even by unauthenticated users.
WordPress is a free and open source full-featured CMS for hosting blogs and web portals. It is based on PHP and MySQL. It is one of the most popular CMS.
WordPress Localize My Post Plugin (1.0) is vulnerable to Local File Inclusion documented in CVE-2018-16299.
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