Wordpress to Shell
There is one step, automated in Metasploit, which penetration testers need time-to-time: getting a shell from the admin account of a Wordpress installation.
Here I show you the easiest way to achieve it manually. It will also bring you understanding of how it might be done automatically by tools like Metasploit.
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So you know the way past this login page? - Good.
What is the easiest way to do it when you have the access to Wordpress administration interface? - Well, you shall paste it somewhere and save in the admin interface in a PHP script, which you can easily call later.
I suggest you to go to Appearance, then to Editor, then pick any of the PHP files in the templates, I chose footer.php, and paste there the reverse shell code. Don't forget to change the IP and the port to the ones set up your listener to.
Now let's set up a listener and visit some page which has a footer in Wordpress, e.g. the home page. And voilà!
Enjoy your shell!
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