The MainWP Vulnerability Checker extension uses the free MainWP NVD API or the paid WPScan Vulnerability Database API to provide you with information about vulnerable plugins and themes on subsites so you can act accordingly.
Get information about vulnerable plugins and themes and what's wrong directly from your MainWP dashboard.
- Vulnerability extensions gather up-to-date information in real-time.
- Get notifications about vulnerabilities on your website.
- Update vulnerable plugins.
- Remove vulnerable plugins.
MainWP NVD API
This is a free API provided by the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
NIST NVD is the US government's repository of standards-based vulnerability management data represented using the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement and compliance.NVD includes a database of security checklist references, security-related software defects, misconfigurations, product names, and impact metrics.
The WPScan Vulnerability Database is an online browsable version of the WPScan data files used to detect known WordPress core, plugin, and theme vulnerabilities.Since the release of WPScan, this database has been compiled by the WPScan team and various other contributors. BruCON's 5by5 project funded the development of the WPScan vulnerability database.
Changelog: MainWP Vulnerability Checker
Version 4.0.4 – 12-8-2021 Updated: PHP 8 compatibility Version 18.104.22.168 – 9-10-2020 Updated: MainWP Dashboard 4.1 compatibility Version 4.0.3 – 4-13-2020 Fixed: multiple typos Version 4.0.2 – 3-6-2020 Fixed: multiple cosmetic issues Added: option to disable automated checks Preventative: security improvements Version 4.0.1 – 10-1-2019 Added: option to save WPVulnDB Token Added: saveState property to the sites list Added: colReorder property to the sites list Added: horizontal scroll to the sites list Updated: support for WPVulnDB API v3 Updated: multiple cosmetic updates Version 4.0 – 8-28-2019 Updated: extension UI/UX redesign Updated: support for the MainWP 4.0 Version 1.5 – 10-19-2018 Fixed: an issue with triggering checks via an external cron job Version 1.4 – 6-29-2018 Updated: plugin/theme update button will not show if there is no update available Version 1.3 – 4-19-2018 Fixed: an issue with an empty response from WPVulnDB server Version 1.2 – 1-26-2018 Fixed: an issue with a missing hook parameter Version 1.1 – 12-15-2017 Fixed: an issue with the extension activation Fixed: an issue with forcing the sites recheck process Added: French translation Version 1.0 – 2-24-2017 First version