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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.
The developers have come up with a clever way to upgrade the JWT Token Library versions on go by using a version ("ver") claim in the token header. The developers hadn't realized that the same feature could become a vulnerability. Interact with the API and explore how this implementation might be 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 Kali GUI instance.
- Your Kali instance has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ifconfig" to know the values of X and Y.
- The REST API is running on port 8080 on the target machine having IP address 192.X.Y.3.
- The JWT Token Library documentation is available on port 80 of the target machine having IP address 192.X.Y.3.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
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