Update Your WordPress Blog Immediately! New Exploit Tool Released

More to follow New exploit tool released for old vulnerabilities, make sure you update since versions up to 2.2.2 are affected… 16:03: The name of the tool is pwnpress, and it should work on all versions up to 2.2.3. There’s also a rumor (COMPLETELY UNVALIDATED YET) that 2.2.3 may be vulnerable if you installed it before yesterday. We’re downloading and testing the tool right now, but I lost my main test environment when I had to return some gear during the job change, so it will take a little longer. 17:15: Okay, the tool is pwnpress by LMH, and available at I’ve tested it, but it only seems to fingerprint this blog, so 2.2.3 might should be safe. I don’t have a vulnerable blog I can test again, so if you have a pre-2.2.3 blog you want me to test, just send me a private email (um, DON’T put it in the comments). I don’t have time to dig through the code, so it’s also likely I’m using it wrong, but other than pulling credentials it doesn’t seem to do any real damage. Short answer- go ahead and update your WordPress blog to the latest version, and now that this tool is out there I highly suggest you keep it updated. The WordPress dashboard is nice enough to include announcements of new versions right there for you. 17:45: Someone let me test on their older blog, and it sort of works. Changes to themes or some other settings can mess up the exploits. I’ve crawled through the Ruby and it’s easy to see which exploits are in there if you want to poke around yourself. The code is clean and fully commented. Share:

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Network Security Podcast, Episode 76

Martin was gracious enough to ask me back again this week. We’re still working out the kinks, but are definitely getting into the groove of things. Martin’s Show Notes: Fight Viruses with your USB Flash Drive: Both of us like the idea of keeping these tools in your pocket. Keeping a LiveCD designed for cleaning up infected machines, like the Trinity Rescue Kit, is a good idea too. Cybercriminals employ toolkits in rising numbers to steal data: Not really news. CustomizeGoogle: This is worth looking at just to force Gmail to use SSL at all times. Indian government forcing cybercafes to install keyloggers: Another example of using a tool that doesn’t really meet the stated goals. Massive monitoring has been shown to be very poor at catching thieves and terrorists. Rich announces a new series of blog posts on Data Loss (or Leak) Prevention The first Talking to the Suits segment: ROI Tonight’s music: Refrigerator Blues by 77 South You can find Rich’s blog at, and mine at Network Security Podcast, Episode 76  No Related Posts Share: Posted Tue, September 11, 2007 3:07pm • (0) Comments • Permalink « PREVIOUS ENTRY Update Your WordPress Blog Immediately! New Exploit Tool Released NEXT ENTRY » Tutorial: How To Use Mac FileVault Safely Comments If you like to leave comments, and aren’t a spammer, register for the site and email us at and we’ll turn off moderation for your account. Remember my personal information Notify me of follow-up comments? PREVIEWSUBMIT Research multicloud-deployment-structures-and-blast-radius firestarter-so-you-want-to-multiucloud 2019-insert-winter-is-coming-meme-here invent-security-review hardware-hacks-and-lift-and-pray VIEW ALL Sign Up for Our Newsletter  SUBMIT Contact SECUROSIS, LLC. 515 E. Carefree Highway Suite 766 Phoenix, AZ 85085 Email: Twitter: @securosis Phone: +1 602-412-3051 About Securosis is an information security research and advisory firm dedicated to transparency, objectivity, and quality. We are totally obsessed with improving the practice of information security. Our job is to save you money and help you do your job better and faster by helping you cut through the noise and providing clear, actionable, pragmatic advice on securing your organization. Following our guiding principle of Totally Transparent Research, we provide nearly all our content for free. Quick Links About Us Totally Transparent Research The Securosis Team In Partnership with the Cloud Security Alliance © Copyright 2023. Securosis, LLC. All rights reserved. Share:

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