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DynamoDB Basics I

cloud-services-amazon-dynamodb | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL Database which supports key-value and document store. In this lab exercise, a DynamoDB endpoint is running on the target machine.

Objective:  Interact with the DynamoDB endpoint and perform the following tasks:

  1. List all the tables stored on the DynamoDB server.
  2. Find out the number of items stored in the table "users"?
  3. Find out the UserId of user "Amber Patrick"?
  4. Find out the name of the product which has ProductID '9'?
  5. Add an item in the "products" table with an XSS payload specified in the description attribute.
  6. Modify an item in the "products" table and inject an XSS payload in the description of the product.
  7. Perform a batch operation and inject XSS payload in the description of any 3 products.

This lab has been created using 
Dynalite which is an implementation of Amazon's DynamoDB built on LevelDB.


  • 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 instance.
  • Your Ubuntu Instance has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ip addr" to know the values of X and Y.
  • The DynamoDB local endpoint should be running on port 4567 on the machine located at the IP address 192.X.Y.3.
  • Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1

1. Find out the number of items stored in the table 'users'?
2. Find out the UserId of user 'Amber Patrick'?
3. Find out the name of the product which has ProductID '9'?

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