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cve-2019 | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
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
In the exercise below, the attacker has administrative access to the web application and needs to find an arbitrary file upload attack to run arbitrary commands on the server.
CuteNews is a free, easy-to-use news management system written in PHP.
CuteNews (2.1.2) is vulnerable to Arbitrary File Upload documented in CVE-2019-11447.
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