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  • Resolved guenni



    hope, I’m in the right sub-forum. I have searched the site and also the internet without success – hope, I will got a hint here.

    My problem:

    I’m running WordPress 3.5.1 with default theme “WordPress Default”

    A few days ago I installed a plug-in Snitch, written from Sergej Müller. Snitch records outgoing links and is also able to block unwanted links.

    Now I find a lot blocked communication entries from core module

    /wp-includes/class-wp-xmlrpc-server.php (line 5383)

    see image here

    to URLs like,, and so on. All thouse URLs are not from my blog.

    First my impression was, that the blog may be hacked – but I checked my blog and also the themes with different plug-ins and externals tools – without any result.

    I’ve deactivated all plug-ins, to isolation the source of my problem – but the entries are still recorded.

    Then I have reinstallaed WordPress 3.5.1 twice, to be sure, that the php code is intact. I also inspected class-wp-amlrpc-serve.php without success.

    Now I’m out of ideas what goes on. Therefore some questions:

    – any idea what the intention of the outgoing links mentioned above?
    My impression: could it be, that WP installations will be misused as a spam link seeder?
    – is it possible, that XMLRPC interface is called from the web?

    – what can I do to catch the cause of this issue?


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  • Solved this issue. I’ve had a look into the log files and found, the mysterious URLs belongs to attempts, to add spam trackback and comment entries.

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