Local File Inclusion

Local File Inclusion – File inclusions can be discovered in the same way as directory traversals. We must locate parameters we can manipulate and attempt to use them to load arbitrary files. However, a file inclusion takes this one step further, as we attempt execute the contents of the file within the application. We should also check these parameters to see if they are vulnerable to remote inclusion (RFI) by changing their values to a URL instead of a local path. We are less likely to find RFI vulnerabilities since…

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What is Bypassing Authentication?

What is Bypassing Authentication? – In computer security, authentication is the process of attempting to verify the digital identity of the sender of a communication. A common example of such a process is the log on process. Testing the authentication schema means understanding how the authentication process works and using that information to circumvent the authentication mechanism. What if we could bypass all authentication mechanisms entirely? We can! This technique is called browser pivoting—essentially, we use our access to the target workstation to inherit permissions from the doctor’s browser and…

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