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An attacker might get administrative access to a web application. However, this does not automatically mean that the web server can be compromised. In cases where a SaaS application is made available to users, it is routine to give each user admin access to his own instance of the web application e.g. a managed hosted Wordpress site. In such scenario, the attacker who will begin accessing the application as a managed administrative user will have to figure out how to exploit the administrative interface to get a shell on the server. In some cases, it might be possible to do privilege escalation as well.
the exercise below, the attacker has administrative access to the web
application and needs to find a remote code execution attack to run
arbitrary commands on the server.
Drupal 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
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