WPScan is a popular scanning tool designed specifically for WordPress installations. With a strong focus on discovering WordPress misconfigurations, WPScan allows attackers and penetration testing to perform enumeration attacks against the installed service. The enumeration attacks include enumerating installed themes, installed plugins, user accounts, and WordPress misconfigurations.
- An attacker runs WPScan against the target host, enumerating installed themes, plugins, users, and service misconfigurations.
- WordPress installation responds per enumeration attack with either success or failure.
The attacker must be able to send crafted packets to the target system.
Alert Logic Coverage
Alert Logic® has evaluated its customer base for exposure to the exploit and has developed signatures for mitigating the threat depending on the security service in place.
The Network-Based Intrusion Detection System (IDS) has been updated with the new signatures for this exploit when detected via Alert Logic Threat Manager™. If this signature is detected, an incident is generated in the Alert Logic console.
Recommendations for Mitigation
Ensure that only hosts which require public internet access have public internet access.