WPScan Tutorial (Debian, Ubuntu etc..)

WPScan is a tool to automatically scan Wordpress-Blogs for vulnerabilities. Furthermore it can enumerate user names and carry out bruteforce attacks on accounts associated with the blog.

Link: http://wpscan.org/


sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libopenssl-ruby libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev ruby-dev git
git clone https://github.com/wpscanteam/wpscan.git 
cd wpscan 
sudo gem install bundler && bundle install --without test development

Enumerate vulnerable plugins and themes

  • Plugins  
ruby wpscan.rb --url http://www.wpblog.com --enumerate vp
  • Themes
ruby wpscan.rb --url http://www.wpblog.com --enumerate vt

Get usernames

ruby wpscan.rb --url http://www.wpblog.com --enumerate u

Brute-forcing accounts

Most of the time, user don't chance the default 'admin' username, so you should start here.

ruby wpscan.rb --url www.wpblog.com --wordlist YOURWORDLIST --username admin

You can get an extremely good wordlist here: https://crackstation.net/buy-crackstation-wordlist-password-cracking-dictionary.htm

If you have any questions, drop me a line.


  1. sudo gem install bundler && bundle install --without test development ------- An error occurred while installing addressable (2.4.0), and Bundler cannot
    What's wrong?
    Make sure that `gem install addressable -v '2.4.0'` succeeds before bundling.


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