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Apache is probably the most popular web server on the World Wide Web with millions of deployments! In this series of challenges, we hope to explore how attackers can exploit webapps running on Apache arising due to server misconfigurations and/or application vulnerabilities. Take a look at the scenario below:
The home page content is protected with a login page. In order to view the content of the page, the user has to provide the right credentials. The credentials are stored in a file on the same server. And, due to a permission misconfiguration a sensitive access control file used by the web server is accessible/visible to the unauthenticated user. Also, the web app itself is vulnerable to LFI (Local File Inclusion).
Objective: Your task is to read the credential file’s name from the accessible access control file, get the credentials by exploiting the LFI, access the web page content and retrieve the flag!
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