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A REST API is running on the target machine and uses JWT based authentication. The implementation of JWT is very crucial for the safety of an API. One should never rely on any claim passed in the JWT token until the token is verified. What happens when the token validation information is the part of the token header itself?
The developers of the API use the kid header claim for retrieving the signing key from a SQL database mainintaing the list of signing keys. Interact with the API and explore how this implementation issue might become disastrous.
Objective: Your task is to get the Golden Ticket!
- 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 CLI instance.
- Your Ubuntu instance has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ifconfig" to know the values of X and Y.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
- The REST API should be running on port 8080 on the machine located at the IP address 192.X.Y.3
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