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WordPress Emergency Script

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What is the "WordPress Emergency Script?"

The "WordPress Emergency Script" module is designed to detect misconfigurations in WordPress installations. It targets websites running on the WordPress platform and helps identify potential vulnerabilities. The severity of this module is classified as informative, meaning it provides valuable information without posing an immediate threat. The original author of this module is dwisiswant0.


This module does not directly impact the website or its functionality. Instead, it serves as a tool to identify potential security weaknesses or misconfigurations in WordPress installations. By detecting these issues, website owners can take appropriate measures to enhance the security of their WordPress sites.

How does the module work?

The "WordPress Emergency Script" module operates by sending HTTP requests to the target website and analyzing the responses. It uses specific matching conditions to determine if the website exhibits signs of misconfiguration or vulnerability.

One example of an HTTP request sent by this module is a GET request to the "/emergency.php" path. The module then checks the response body for specific words such as "Your use of this script is at your sole risk," "WordPress Administrator," and "Update Options." Additionally, it verifies that the response status is 200 (OK).

By combining these matching conditions, the module can identify potential misconfigurations or vulnerabilities in WordPress installations.

Reference: WordPress Emergency Password Reset Script

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Concurrent Requests (1)
1. HTTP Request template
Matching conditions
word: Your use of this script is at your sole ...and
status: 200
Passive global matcher
No matching conditions.
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