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Wordpress Pingback Locator

This module will scan for wordpress sites with the Pingback API enabled. By interfacing with the API an attacker can cause the wordpress site to port scan an external target and return results. Refer to the wordpress_pingback_portscanner module. This issue was fixed in wordpress 3.5.1

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Module Name



  • Thomas McCarthy "smilingraccoon" <smilingraccoon [at]>
  • Brandon McCann "zeknox" <bmccann [at]>
  • Christian Mehlmauer <FireFart [at]>




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/scanner/http/wordpress_pingback_access msf auxiliary(wordpress_pingback_access) > show actions ...actions... msf auxiliary(wordpress_pingback_access) > set ACTION <action-name> msf auxiliary(wordpress_pingback_access) > show options and set options... msf auxiliary(wordpress_pingback_access) > run

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