Installing and running wpscan on Ubuntu

WPScan is a really useful WordPress vulrability scanning tool.  This tool is based on Ruby and can help you identify what vulrabilities are currently present with the versions of plugins and themes you are using.

To install run rhw following:

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libopenssl-ruby libxml2 libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev ruby-dev git


Next download the latest version using Git

git clone


Now move into the wpscan directory

cd wpscan

Install wpscan

sudo gem install bundler && bundle install --without test development


To get a list of help options run the following:

ruby wpscan.rb