Wordpress Pingback Port Scanner

From: FireFart@gmail.com
To: bugtraq@securityfocus.com
Subject: Wordpress Pingback Port Scanner

Hi folks,
Wordpress 3.5 has it's XML-RPC Interface enabled by default. See here for more information:

I read through the article and took a look at the Pinback API since it is public available on many Wordpress installations.
The cool thing is: you can do a port scan using the Pingback API
You can even scan the server itself or discover some hosts on the internal Network this server is on.
So i wrote this little Ruby Script to utilize this "feature":


You can even use multiple Wordpress XML-RPC Interfaces to scan a single host so this can be some kind of distributed port scanning.


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