WordPress 5.5.2 was released on October 30th 2020, reportedly fixing 10 security vulnerabilities. Below are the vulnerabilities that were mentioned in the release notes and that have been added to the WPScan WordPress Vulnerability Database so far, including one from our very own security researcher, Erwan.More
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WPScan.io started life in 2015 when we contracted a Rails development company to create a SaaS web front end on top of our WPScan CLI tool. Unfortunately, at that time, we only had the budget to complete around 50% of the work, as we were still a community project making hardly any money.
The project sat in this half finished state for three years, until 2018, when we had a little bit more money to hire a freelance Rails developer.
WordPress is undisputedly the most popular Content Management System (CMS) in use today. With the most commonly quoted figure being the one published by w3techs, putting WordPress at 37.7% of all websites today (July 2020) and growing. It is no surprise then that WordPress is also the most targeted CMS by hackers.
Despite what some believe, WordPress is a secure CMS, depending on what your definition of “secure” is.