WordPress is a free online Open source content Managed system focused on PHP and MySQL. It is one the powerful and most used blogging tool.
As there is too many up’s and down’s in WordPress usage, it requires a security improvement, so the penetration test is essential to find the vulnerabilities and to secure you WordPress powered blog.
Security researcher Daniel Cid says, in 2016 At least 15,769 WordPress websites – and probably more – have been compromised. With Sucuri report almost 78% of infected websites were built on the WordPress platform.
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 Kali Linux 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.
# sudo wpscan --url www.example.com --enumerate p = [plugins]
# sudo wpscan --url www.example.com --enumerate u = [users]
# sudo wpscan --url www.example.com --enumerate t = [themes]
# sudo wpscan --help
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 with the WordPress powered website.