Test for XML-RPC Interface

OWASP 2013-A2 OWASP 2017-A2 WASC-11 CWE-307

XML-RPC is a remote procedure call (RPC) protocol. It uses XML to encode its calls and it uses HTTP as a transport mechanism. There are servers that contains XMLRPC file in the base install directory. This vulnerability can lead this server to attacks like Security Bypass Vulnerability, Brute Force attacks etc. The XMLRPC works with the WordPress system multicall functionality. It can handle a lot of information in the web application at one time. This vulnerability will lead to WordPress XMLRPC Brute Force Exploit.

Impact

This vulnerability can be fixed by:-

  • Security Bypass Vulnerability
  • Brute Force attack

Mitigation / Precaution

This vulnerability can be fixed by:-

  • Disabling the XML-RPC.
  • Updating the WordPress to the latest version.
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