When permission goes wild

A tale of weak permission and bad practices

September 26, 2016

WordPress Penetration Test

Today a friend of mine told me:

I don't know how it is possible, i've a fully patched wordpress site without a particular or malicious plugin, but someone keep hacking me over and over!

Since he's a friend of mine I told him to let me take a look, so i'll try to figure out what goes wrong with the server setup! He was happy enough to find the root cause of so many breaches so he gave me access to their test server with a limited account and a php shell (Take in mind php was chrooted!).