Content Management Systems (CMSs), such as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal are frameworks used to create websites with little or no programming required. They incorporate third-party plugins to ease tasks such as login and session management, searches, and even include full shopping cart modules.
Therefore, CMSs are vulnerable, not only within their own code, but also in the plugins they include. The latter are not subject to consistent quality controls, and they are generally made by independent programmers in their spare time, releasing updates and patches according to their own schedule.
Thus, we will now cover some of the most popular vulnerability scanners for CMSs.