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Service Vulnerabilities: Shared Hosting Symlink Security Issue Still Widely Exploited on Unpatched Servers

This entry was posted in Research, Vulnerabilities, WordPress Security on June 17, 2021 by Charles Strader Sweethill   6 Replies

The Wordfence site cleaning team helps numerous customers recover from malware infections and site intrusions. While doing so, Wordfence Security Analysts perform a detailed forensic investigation in order to determine how the site was compromised by attackers. In a set of recent cases, we were able to identify a service vulnerability allowing malicious attackers to …
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