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Scan wordpress vunlnerabilities with WPScan

Introduction

WPScan is a free WordPress vulnerability scanner, that can be used to scan remote WordPress installations to find security issues, such as vulnerabilities within the core version, plugins, and themes, configuration.

WPScan use database at wpvulndb.com to check for vulnerable software.

WPScan Homepage: https://wpscan.org/

WPScan Source code: https://github.com/wpscanteam/wpscan.git

[email protected]:~/Pentest_tools/wpscan# ruby wpscan.rb --help
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 WordPress Security Scanner by the WPScan Team 
                       Version 2.9.1
          Sponsored by Sucuri - https://sucuri.net
   @_WPScan_, @ethicalhack3r, @erwan_lr, pvdl, @_FireFart_

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Help :

Some values are settable in a config file, see the example.conf.json

--update                            Update to the database to the latest version.
--url       | -u <target url>       The WordPress URL/domain to scan.
--force     | -f                    Forces WPScan to not check if the remote site is running WordPress.
--enumerate | -e [option(s)]        Enumeration.
  option :
    u        usernames from id 1 to 10
    u[10-20] usernames from id 10 to 20 (you must write [] chars)
    p        plugins
    vp       only vulnerable plugins
    ap       all plugins (can take a long time)
    tt       timthumbs
    t        themes
    vt       only vulnerable themes
    at       all themes (can take a long time)
  Multiple values are allowed : "-e tt,p" will enumerate timthumbs and plugins
  If no option is supplied, the default is "vt,tt,u,vp"

--exclude-content-based "<regexp or string>"
                                    Used with the enumeration option, will exclude all occurrences based on the regexp or string supplied.
                                    You do not need to provide the regexp delimiters, but you must write the quotes (simple or double).
--config-file  | -c <config file>   Use the specified config file, see the example.conf.json.
--user-agent   | -a <User-Agent>    Use the specified User-Agent.
--cookie <String>                   String to read cookies from.
--random-agent | -r                 Use a random User-Agent.
--follow-redirection                If the target url has a redirection, it will be followed without asking if you wanted to do so or not
--batch                             Never ask for user input, use the default behaviour.
--no-color                          Do not use colors in the output.
--wp-content-dir <wp content dir>   WPScan try to find the content directory (ie wp-content) by scanning the index page, however you can specified it.
                                    Subdirectories are allowed.
--wp-plugins-dir <wp plugins dir>   Same thing than --wp-content-dir but for the plugins directory.
                                    If not supplied, WPScan will use wp-content-dir/plugins. Subdirectories are allowed
--proxy <[protocol://]host:port>    Supply a proxy. HTTP, SOCKS4 SOCKS4A and SOCKS5 are supported.
                                    If no protocol is given (format host:port), HTTP will be used.
--proxy-auth <username:password>    Supply the proxy login credentials.
--basic-auth <username:password>    Set the HTTP Basic authentication.
--wordlist | -w <wordlist>          Supply a wordlist for the password brute forcer.
--username | -U <username>          Only brute force the supplied username.
--usernames     <path-to-file>      Only brute force the usernames from the file.
--threads  | -t <number of threads> The number of threads to use when multi-threading requests.
--cache-ttl       <cache-ttl>       Typhoeus cache TTL.
--request-timeout <request-timeout> Request Timeout.
--connect-timeout <connect-timeout> Connect Timeout.
--max-threads     <max-threads>     Maximum Threads.
--help     | -h                     This help screen.
--verbose  | -v                     Verbose output.
--version                           Output the current version and exit.


Examples :

-Further help ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --help

-Do 'non-intrusive' checks ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com

-Do wordlist password brute force on enumerated users using 50 threads ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --wordlist darkc0de.lst --threads 50

-Do wordlist password brute force on the 'admin' username only ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --wordlist darkc0de.lst --username admin

-Enumerate installed plugins ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --enumerate p

-Enumerate installed themes ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --enumerate t

-Enumerate users ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --enumerate u

-Enumerate installed timthumbs ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --enumerate tt

-Use a HTTP proxy ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --proxy 127.0.0.1:8118

-Use a SOCKS5 proxy ... (cURL >= v7.21.7 needed)
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --proxy socks5://127.0.0.1:9000

-Use custom content directory ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb -u www.example.com --wp-content-dir custom-content

-Use custom plugins directory ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb -u www.example.com --wp-plugins-dir wp-content/custom-plugins

-Update the DB ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --update

-Debug output ...
ruby ./wpscan.rb --url www.example.com --debug-output 2>debug.log

See README for further information.



Some usage example

1. Update WPScan

You should always update WPScan to leverage the latest database before you scan your website for vulnerabilities.

Usage command:

 ruby wpscan.rb --update 

2. Quick scanning for Vulnerabilities

Running the basic command folllowing will perform a quick scan of the website to identify your active theme and basic issues, such as exposed WordPress version numbers.

Usage command:

 ruby wpscan.rb --url http://wordpress.com/ 

3. Scanning for plugin Vulnerabilities

Use –enumerate vp option for check the vulnerable plugins. If vulnerable plugins are found you will see red exclamation icons and references to further information. Any vulnerable plugin should be replaced and removed if you cannot update it to patch the vulnerability.

Usage command:

 ruby wpscan.rb --url http://wordpress.com/  --enumerate vp 

4. Scanning for theme Vulnerabilities

Use –enumerate vt option for check the vulnerable themes. Like vulnerable plugins, If vulnerable themes are found you will see red exclamation icons and references to further information. Any vulnerable theme should be replaced and removed if you cannot update it to patch the vulnerability.

Usage command:

  ruby wpscan.rb --url http://wordpress.com/ --enumerate vt 

5. User Enumeration

Use –enumerate u option for enumerate the login names of users on WordPress website.

Usage command:

  ruby wpscan.rb --url http://wordpress.com/ --enumerate u

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