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What is wpDiscuz?
wpDiscuz plugin is a WordPress plugin that adds more features to the comments section.
What is CVE-2020-24186?
wpDiscuz plugin v7.0 to v7.0.4 is vulnerable to unauthenticated remote code execution.
In this lab environment, the user is going to get access to a Kali GUI instance. A wpDiscuz WordPress plugin instance vulnerable to unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability, identified by CVE-2020-24186, is running on the target server. It can be accessed using the tools installed on Kali at http://demo.ine.local.
Objective: Exploit the unauthenticated remote code execution vulnerability in the wpDiscuz WordPress plugin to gain shell access on the target server and retrieve the flag!
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Once you start the lab, you will have access to a root terminal of a Kali instance
Your Kali has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ip addr" to know the values of X and Y.
The target application should be accessible on http://demo.ine.local
Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
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