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The attacker might not have any user level access to the web application. However, this does not mean that the application cannot be compromised remotely. Authentication Bypass vulnerabilities could be triggered even by unauthenticated users.
In the exercise below, the attacker is unauthenticated to the web application and needs to find an authentication bypass attack to access restricted sections of the portal.
WordPress is a free and open source full-featured CMS for hosting blogs and web portals. It is based on PHP and MySQL. It is one of the most popular CMS.
WordPress WPGraphQL Plugin (0.2.3) is vulnerable to Authentication Bypass documented in CVE-2019-9879.
Objective: Your mission is to find and exploit this vulnerability.
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