WordPress Xmlrpc Pingback Dos
Details of BNVL-2018-0013
What does the BNVL label mean?
BitNinja Server Security’s BNVL identifiers are intended for use to identify publicly known information security vulnerabilities in publicly released software packages. This project was designed to collect and analyze attack information from the BitNinja network after cluster analysis by the AI-powered Attack Vector Miner. More than 100 vulnerability types have been discovered with this project so far, so we decided to publish this platform to help to keep Linux server owners up-to-date.
Syntax for BNVL labels:
BNVL prefix + Year + Arbitrary Digits
Name : WordPress Xmlrpc Pingback Dos
Related Links: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/wordpress-xmlrpc-php-common-vulnerabilites-how-to-exploit-them-d8d3c8600b32
CVE ID: Na
Unfortunately, out of the box WordPress has one component which can be exploited for malicious use. By default, the pingback (which allows you to record who linked to your blog) doesn’t have any form of validation to ensure the “pingback” was from the requesting server. This means that a request can be made against a fully patched, clean server and the return request will go to your intended target.