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In some cases, a vulnerability
in the web application framework can make the web application
vulnerable. In this lab exercise, you have to leverage the file content disclosure vulnerability in the Rails framework to read arbitrary files from the server.
Ruby on Rails or Rails is a free and open source server-side web application framework written in Ruby.
Action View (<188.8.131.52, <184.108.40.206, <220.127.116.11, <18.104.22.168 and v3) package of Rails framework is vulnerable to a Local File Inclusion vulnerability documented in CVE-2019-5418.
Objective: Your task is to find and exploit this vulnerability.
CVE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation.
The web application has an endpoint "/test".
All relevant information to solve this lab is available on the CVE website.
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