Wordpress xmlrpc.php -common vulnerabilites & how to exploit them

What is XML-RPC ?

Common Vulnerabilities in XML-RPC

The main weaknesses associated with XML-RPC are: Brute force attacks: Attackers try to login to WordPress using xmlrpc.php .
lets see how that is actually done & how you might be able to leverage this while your trying to test a wordpress site for any potential vulnerabilites

BruteForce attack

  1. This is what you originally see when you try to open the xmlrpc.php located at
    http://<targetWebSite.com>/<wordpress directory>/xmlrpc.php

Other attacks ?
XSPA or simply port scanning !

  1. List all the methods and search for the following
    pingback.ping’

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