WordPress 4.8.2 Security Release

👉 Run a free WordPress Security Scan at WPScans.com > WordPress 4.8.2 is now available for download at WordPress.org. This is a security release for all previous versions and WPScans strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.8.1 and earlier are affected by these security issues: $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to …

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XSS in popular WooCommerce Product Vendors plugin

  The popular WooCommerce WordPress plugin, used by 28 percent of all online stores, was just patched against a reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability (XSS). The vulnerability was found by the company SiteLock. The plugin vulnerability was disclosed to Automattic, the owner of, via its HackerOne security bounty program. The fix for the vulnerability was released on July …

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New WordPress vulnerability checks week 34

The following three new WordPress plugin vulnerability checks has been added to WPScans: Embed Images in Comments <= 0.5 – Unauthenticated Stored XSS Bridge Theme <= 11.1 – DOM Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Photo Gallery by WD <= 1.3.50 – Authenticated SQL Injection Run your free scan at https://wpscans.com

Using OSSEC to monitor directory and file changes in WordPress

OSSEC is an open source host-based intrusion detection system (HIDS) that can be used to monitor file system changes on an operating system. In this article, you’ll learn how to use it to monitor directory and file system changes on WordPress installations. OSSEC in a manager-agent HIDS, where the manager and agent can be installed …

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New WordPress vulnerability checks week 33

The following six new WordPress plugin vulnerability checks has been added to WPScans: AddToAny Share Buttons <= 1.7.14 – Conditional Host Header Injection Link-Library <= 5.9.13.26 – Authenticated SQL Injection I Recommend This <= v3.7.7 – Authenticated SQL Injection wordpress-gallery- transformation 1.0 – Blind SQL Injection rk-responsive-contact-form 1.0 – Authenticated Blind SQL Injection Event Espresso …

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SQL Injection and CSRF Security Vulnerability in Loginizer

As part of a vulnerability research project for our WordPress Security Scanner at WPcans.com, we have been auditing popular WordPress plugins looking for security issues. While auditing the WordPress plugin Loginizer, we discovered a SQL Injection vulnerability and a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). This plugin is currently installed on 500,000+ websites. About the plugin According to WordPress.org: Loginizer …

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New owner

WPScans.com was recently sold on Flippa.com and I would like to introduce myself as the new owner. My name is Jonas Lejon and i’ve been working with Cyber Security since 17 years. The last 7 years I have also been working with WordPress Security. In the past i’ve built several security related web services such …

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