Information Security

weevely – Backtrack 5 – Maintaining Access – Web Backdoors – weevely

Need a quick way to generate a PHP backdoor for a compromised server you want to come back to later, then weevely is your application. I was pleasantly surprised when I started playing around with weevely in more detail as it provides a ton of built in functionality and does a lot more than I initially though that weevely did. The weevely application is built using Python and its current version on Backtrack 5 R3 is weevely v0.7. The weevley.py Python script is located in theĀ /pentest/backdoors/web/weevely directory and some of its uses are described in more detail below.

Technology Insights

Pretty Link Twitter Badge Not Displaying (Update)

I initially wrote an article about the Pretty Link Twitter Badge not displaying back in March of 2012 and it appears some things have changed since then. The issue in my case is a conflict between the Pretty Link WordPress plugin and Greg’s High Performance SEO WordPress plugin. Since the original article it appears that the GHPSEO has modified the location of a variable I modified to resolve the issue. Below is information on how to resolve.

Technology Errors

WP Plugin Feed Comments Number Admin Page Error

I was going through and cleaning up some plugin settings recently on a WordPress site and received an error when attempting to access Feed Comments Number admin settings page. The error states that you do not have sufficient permissions to access the page though that was not the case because I was logged in as an administrator. Luckily I had run into this exact error awhile back and knew exactly where the problem was. Below I describe the error in more detail and provide resolution to the issue.

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Set debconf Variable To Avoid libphp-adodb Warning Pop-up On AcidBase Install

When installing the acidbase package on Ubuntu Linux there are numerous popups that require answers. Some of those variables are covered in this article however there is one that when searching debconf selections for it isn’t listed with acidbase so it can be harder to locate. Below I display the popup in question and describe how to setup a debconf variable to get around it.

Technology Insights

Pretty Link Pro Social Network Bar Not Displaying In WordPress Posts

I have been using Pretty Link Pro, which is a WordPress Plugin, for a long time and it has definitely generated a lot of traffic for this site. Recently I noticed that Pretty link was no longer displaying the Social Media bar near the bottom of each post. This “social media” bar displays links to popular social media sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, Digg, Twitter, Reddit, Technorati, StumbleUpon, etc. and automatically inserts a link back to the post with the idea that if the content is easy for people to share they will do so.