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xml rpc as referrer (4 posts)

  1. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    My girlfriend was just looking at her stats and noticed a referrer she didn't know: /xml-rpc, not really a referrer! The strange thing is that /xml-rpc is also on top of the list with files use by kbyte. She's on 2.6.2 and has xml-rpc publishing disabled.

    Is this some kind of hack attempt with an old WP vulnerability? I don't like either note in her stats (referrer?, largest file?).

    Any ideas anyone?

  2. It probably is somebody trying to exploit older vulnerabilities. Could also be attempts to send pingback spam.

  3. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok. I guess Bad Behavior will catch all/most of those. I'll have a look at some server logs to see if I see anything fishy. That'll be tomorrow though. Thanks for your reply.

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hm (couldn't resist). Bad Behavior doesn't block much, 2 access attempts in the last 7 days. Pingbacks are disallowed. No comments in moderation.
    So I suppose it'll be just futile automatic attempts.

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