WordPress is a free online Open source content Managed system focused on PHP and MySQL. It is one of the powerful and most used blogging tools.
As there is too many up’s and down’s in WordPress usage, it requires a security improvement, so the WordPress Penetration testing is essential to find the vulnerabilities and to secure your WordPress powered blog.
WordPress Penetration testing with WPScan
WPscan is a WordPress vulnerability scanner created by Ryan Dewhurst and it was sponsored by Sucuri. It comes pre-installed with BackBox Linux, Kali Linux, Pentoo, SamuraiWTF, BlackArch and it will not support windows.
With Wpscan we can enumerate theme, plugins, users, HTTP proxy and Wpscan will not check the source code of the page.
To Enumerate WordPress version, theme and pluginwpscan –url http://tutorials.gbhackers.com/test/ –enumerate p wpscan –url http://tutorials.gbhackers.com/test/ –enumerate t
To Enumerate WordPress userswpscan –url http://tutorials.gbhackers.com/test/ –enumerate u
To launch a brute-force attackwpscan –url http://tutorials.gbhackers.com/test/ –wordlist /root/Desktop/password.txt –username kcwto
To Enumerate timthumbs
If you are still using TimThumb, even after a very serious vulnerability, you have one more reason to be concerned.wpscan –url http://tutorials.gbhackers.com/test/ –enumerate tt
To store Output in a separate Filewpscan –url http://tutorials.gbhackers.com/test/ –debug-output 2>debug.log
Penetration testing is an art and the active analysis depends upon the security researcher, here we evaluated some of the basic and important checks that need to be on the WordPress powered website.