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WordPress Symposium Plugin SQL Injection



This module exploits a SQL injection vulnerability in the WP Symposium plugin before 15.8 for WordPress, which allows remote attackers to extract credentials via the size parameter to get_album_item.php.


  • PizzaHatHacker
  • Matteo Cantoni <goony@nothink.org>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/http/wp_symposium_sql_injection
msf auxiliary(wp_symposium_sql_injection) > show actions
msf auxiliary(wp_symposium_sql_injection) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(wp_symposium_sql_injection) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(wp_symposium_sql_injection) > run 

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