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OWASP Top 10 is an awareness document, which outlines the most critical security risks to web applications. Pentesting is performed according to the OWASP TOP 10 standard to reduce/mitigate the security risks.

In the exercise, we will focus on OWASP A6 Security Misconfiguration flaws and we will take a look at how to leverage misconfigured MySQL service to execute arbitrary command on the target machine.

Objective: Leverage the misconfiguration and execute arbitrary commands on the target machine. 


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  • 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 "ip addr" to know the values of X and Y.
  • Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1

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  • Attacking the lab infrastructure

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