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Bludit XSS (CVE-2021-45745)
cve-2021 | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
What is Bludit?
Bludit is a web application to build your own website or blog in seconds; it's completely free and open source. Bludit is a Flat-File CMS, which (in this case) means that Bludit uses files in the JSON format to store the content. You don't need to install or configure a database; you only need a web server with PHP support.
What is CVE-2021-45745?
A Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists in Bludit 3.13.1 via the About Plugin in the login panel.
The base score assigned to this XSS vulnerability is 5.4 (MEDIUM).
In this lab, we will learn to exploit an authenticated stored cross-site scripting vulnerability (CVE-2021-45745) in the Bludit CMS version 3.13.1 via the About plugin.
In this lab environment, the user is going to get access to a Kali GUI instance. A vulnerable instance of the Bludit CMS is hosted on the target server. It can be accessed using the tools installed on Kali at http://demo.ine.local.
Objective: Leverage the stored XSS vulnerability in the Bludit CMS via the About plugin using the credentials of the admin user provided below.
Use the following credentials to access Bludit CMS's admin panel:
This lab is dedicated to you! No other users are on this network :)
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 Bludit CMS 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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