Suit Up and Protect Wordpress

Suit Up and Protect WordPress

In the final part of the series, I am going to show a few practical tips and tricks for protecting your WordPress blog. We have seen earlier how a simple XSS vulnerability can lead to the total compromise of the hosting environment. We not only managed to deploy a backdoor, dump all data from the databases and retrieve each file from […]

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All your base

Data Exfiltration with XSS

We had an XSS vulnerability, we created a fake login page, we stole the WordPress admin’s credentials, now what? Over the following pages, I am going to walk you through the complete data exfiltration process. We are going to get shell access to the OS, dump the databases and configure the compromised WordPress server as a pivot for launching further attacks.

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XSS Harvest Festival

In the previous post we crafted a Javascript code to exploit a recent XSS vulnerability in Wordpress. It displays a fake Wordpress login page to the administrator, which sends the username and password to the attacker’s host.

In today’s post we are going to learn to capture the submitted credentials on the server side. Secondly we explore a couple of options of hosting our credential harvester application.

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WordpreXSS Exploitation

There are many misconceptions around the potential effects cross-site scripting (XSS). The usual pop-up alert(1) window is failing to demonstrate the potential consequences of XSS to non-security people. See a walk-through process of exfiltrating data from a Wordpress site by exploiting a XSS vulnerability.

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