Today we will discussing about how we can make the vulnerable WordPress CMS ( Content management system ) and exploit it. With the help of this article, you will get the idea of making CTF (Capture the Flag) lab because first we will make it vulnerable and then take advantage of it.

CTF ( Capture The Flag )

Currently in the cyber security capture the flag is a traditional outdoor game whereas two teams each have a flag and the objective is to capture the other team’s flag.


  • Kali linux = Attacker
  • Ubuntu = Victim

Lets do it 🙂 !!

Usually new vulnerable plugins are exposed everyday which affects many websites. Similarly we will choose reflex galaxy plugin version 3.1.3 which will provide us meterpreter of the web server without much efforts. There are several plugin are available in different -2 vulnerability which you can use to setup a complete CTF lab. You can download this plugin from it here.

Now install the plugin on wordpress.

Click on activate and processed to next.

Here you can see that the plugin has successfully installed in our wordpress.

Now we will check whether a vulnerable plugin is visible from using WPScan.

Yes wpscan successfully showing as vulnerable plugin.

To exploit this plugin we need to execute the following commands.

Meterpreter session will come here as soon as the exploit is run.

Lets take another example 🙂 !!

Media file exploit are available on metasploit framework so we will exploit it after upload the given plugin.

Now installed the plugin on wordpress and activate it.

Again we will check the vulnerable plugin is visible or not by using wpscan.

Yes, we have found it.

We have to ready for exploit using the following command.

After just executing the payload, meterpreter session will be comes to you.

About the Author
Virat Sharma Certified Ethical Hacker, information security analyst, penetration tester and researcher. Can be Connect on LinkedIn.

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