Popular WordPress platform Flywheel vulnerable to subdomain takeover

Malicious actors could wreak havoc by impersonating legitimate websites

A subdomain takeover vulnerability in a popular WordPress hosting platform could allow an attacker to deploy malicious code to a victim by impersonating a legitimate website.

The security flaw was discovered in Flywheel, a platform that offers WordPress hosting and related services.

Takeover

A subdomain takeover occurs when an attacker gains control over a subdomain of a target domain, usually when the subdomain has a canonical name (CNAME) in the Domain Name System (DNS), but no…


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