ATO of WordPress Website “4 digits €€€€ Bounty in 5 Minute!”

Ritesh Gohil
2 min readAug 28, 2021


Hi Everyone,

As I promised, I would like to explain how I was awarded my first 4 digit bounty in 5 minutes!
Without Delay, Let's get started to understand this vulnerability.

Target Website was hosted on WordPress. The version of the WordPress website was the latest one. I have noticed that a number of plugins were used on Also, the wp-login page was also there. I have checked all registration pages and signup pages of the target website.

Note: Every plugin has a WordPress installation page but it's disabled by the administrator. That means any user/admin can able to install WordPress and create their admin account on that website.

While performing Recon on a subdomain of a private bug-bounty program, I found one of the URLs where I can able to register a new account with admin privilege.

Steps To Reproduce:

  1. First, I have used waybackurl to find the endpoint of the website.
    The endpoint was /wp-admin/install.php
  2. If you are able to find this endpoint in any WordPress website then click on the Install WordPress button and register your email address.
    (Note: You will get a similar endpoint on many WordPress websites but new registration button/functionality might be disabled on that website.)
  3. Once you registered, you will get a confirmation link to set a new password.
  4. Now Visit
  5. Now, login with your registered email address, and Boom! I got access to the admin panel of the WordPress website.

6. I can perform all activities and upload all images on this domain and change configuration files as you want.

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Ritesh Gohil

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