MainWP Vulnerability Checker
The MainWP Vulnerability Checker extension makes use of either the free MainWP NVD API or the premium WPScan Vulnerability Database API in order to provide you with information regarding susceptible plugins and themes that are currently installed on your Child Sites. This allows you to take appropriate action.
Directly from your MainWP Dashboard, you can get information on susceptible plugins and themes as well as what the problems are with them.
- The Vulnerability Extension constantly stays up to date by compiling the most recent information.
- Receive alerts about any security flaws that may exist on your webpages.
- Update vulnerable components.
- Delete vulnerable extensions.
MainWP NVD API
This application programming interface (API) is made available by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is a component of the United States Department of Commerce.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology Vulnerability Database (NIST NVD) is the depository for standards-based vulnerability management data maintained by the United States government. (SCAP). Because of this data, automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and regulatory checks is now possible. The NVD contains databases that contain references to security checklists, as well as flaws in software connected to security, misconfigurations, product names, and impact metrics.
The WPScan Vulnerability Database is an online version of the data files used by WPScan to identify known vulnerabilities in the WordPress core, plugins, and themes. Users can browse through this database. WPScan is a vulnerability analyzer with enterprise-level capabilities that is managed by Automattic, the company that developed WordPress.com.
Every vulnerability is entered into their database by hand by WordPress security professionals who are completely committed to the platform. WPScan collaborates with WordPress, as well as security specialists and vendors, to prioritize and prioritize fixes for vulnerabilities.
Their vulnerability database is continuously updated whenever new information is obtained. [Case in point] On MainWP, we make it possible for our users to make use of the WPScan API, and straight access can be obtained by paying for it on the WPScan website.