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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


  • Thomas McCarthy "smilingraccoon" <smilingraccoon@gmail.com>
  • Brandon McCann "zeknox" <bmccann@accuvant.com>
  • Christian Mehlmauer <FireFart@gmail.com>


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

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