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Cloud Sites WP Scanner


With this plugin you can easily adjust your file permissions on Rackspace Cloud Sites hosting for a more secure installation. You can remove write permissions, and then revert when needed to allow upgrading, theme and plugin installation. Also includes a few extra tools to look for and eliminate other common exploits in the cloud, looking for hidden php files, non-core files, modified core files, auto loading options with malicious code, and posts/pages injected with javascript.

Apologies for the rough edges, but it’s getting the job done. More to come.

PS – This plugin is for Rackspace Cloud Sites, do not use elsewhere.

Many thanks to donncha, duck_, ryan, azaozz, tott – authors of Exploit Scanner ( – for the file hashes.



  1. Ask yourself – “Am I using Rackspace Cloud Sites to host my website?” If the answer is yes, proceed to number 2.

  2. Activate plugin.

  3. Ask yourself – “Where is my website hosted?” If the answer is “Rackspace Cloud Sites”, proceed to number 4.

  4. From the admin menu, visit Tools > JW CS+WP Scanner.

Contributors & Developers

“Cloud Sites WP Scanner” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Add new WP version hashes, and update readme
  • Extra reminders that this only works for Rackspace Cloud Sites, props to lady who installed elsewhere and called me at 3am when she hosed her site.


  • Add hashes for 3.0.5 and 3.1


  • Add hashes for 3.0.4


  • Add hashes for 3.0.2
  • Add hashes for 3.0.3


  • Add hashes for 3.0.1
  • Stop running post scan and core file scan by default.


  • Fix hash loading problem.


  • Eliminate false positives from option table scan.
  • Include file hashes from Exploit Scanner to detect non-core files, and modified core files.
  • Track deleted options in addition to deleted files.


  • First public release.