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An attacker might get administrative access to a web application. However, this does not automatically mean that the web server can
be compromised. In cases where a SaaS application is made available to
users, it is routine to give each user admin access to his own instance of the web application e.g. a managed hosted Wordpress site. In such scenario, the attacker who will begin accessing
the application as a managed administrative user will have to figure out how to exploit the administrative interface to get a shell on the
server. In some cases, it might be possible to do privilege escalation
the exercise below, the attacker has administrative access to the web
application and needs to find an XML external entity attack to retrieve sensitive information from the server.
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