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  • Resolved annehill


    I know, this is an issue I should take up with–well I have posted to their list twice and the response is that a new version may resolve the problem. Meanwhile, I’m posting here to see if anyone else has suggestions.

    I’m running wp 2.3.1, and after reading the blogsecurity whitepaper decided to run their prefix table changer plugin. It was not a success; there was a sql error–apparently it didn’t have enough access to change the table prefixes. So I posted to their website, deactivated the plugin and decided to take my chances.

    Immediately after that, my blog started hanging when I accessed it, only completing 13 of 14 items. Looking at the activity log this is what it says:

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    Is this a hack completely unrelated to my using the prefix plugin? Is there some code I can alter in one of the wp files to undo this annoyance?


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  • Oh yeah, I just tried re-installing wp 2.3.1 in case one of the main files was altered in some way. There was no change to the problem.

    I’m running into the same problem. It’s also trying to contact This is after upgrading to 2.3.2. It’s also worth noting: my site has never seen the internet: it’s still in design stages, so it’s being run locally only.

    Okay, looks like it’s the code injection problem linked here, and I was just hit before I upgraded and didn’t know. When I pulled the backups for offline testing, the injection came with me. Corrected now.

    I upgraded to 2.3.2 and immediately the problem went away. I agree with you, it seems to be the code injection problem that you linked to. So I will mark this thread resolved, and refer people to the larger discussion.

    After reading all comments on the linked thread, I decided that maybe the issue was not resolved by upgrading to 2.3.2, but by the infected posts being more than 10 posts previous–in other words, they weren’t being brought up when loading the main blog page. Sure enough, doing a search through monthly archives brought up one post from October and one from November which had the “traffic stats” code injected in them. Deleted the code, and all will hopefully be well.

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