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Two REST APIs, Finance and Services are running on the target machine and uses JWT based
authentication. The scope of usage of the tokens issued by the APIs was not restricted. As a result, the token issued by one API could be used to interact with the other API.
In this challenge, the attacker already has the credentials of a low privileged user and needs to create an admin token to access restricted APIs.
Objective: Retrieve the Golden Ticket!
- This lab is dedicated to you! No other users are on this network :)
- Once you start the lab, you will have access to a Ubuntu CLI instance.
- Your Ubuntu instance has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ifconfig" to know the values of X and Y.
- The Finance and Services API are running on port 8000 and 8080 respectively on the target machine having IP address 192.X.Y.3.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
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