IMPORTANT:AttackDefense Labs is included with a Pentester Academy subscription! Upgrade Now to access over 1800+ Labs.
Already a Pentester Academy student? Your access will continue uninterrupted. Please use the same Google account to login here.
Not a Pentester Academy student? Try our Free Communitiy Labs
Vulnerable Apache I
infra-apache | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
Apache is probably the most popular web server on the World Wide Web with millions of deployments! In this series of challenges, we hope to explore how attackers can exploit webapps running on Apache arising due to server misconfigurations and/or application vulnerabilities. Take a look at the scenario below:
The home page content is protected with a login page. In order to view the content of the page, the user has to provide the right credentials. The credentials are stored in a file on the same server. And, due to a permission misconfiguration a sensitive access control file used by the web server is accessible/visible to the unauthenticated user. Also, the web app itself is vulnerable to LFI (Local File Inclusion).
Objective: Your task is to read the credential file’s name from the accessible access control file, get the credentials by exploiting the LFI, access the web page content and retrieve the flag!
The following activities are strictly prohibited on this website unless otherwise explicitly stated as allowed in the mission statement:
- Using automated scanners
- Using brute force attacks
- Denial of Service attacks
- Attacking other student machines in challenges where you might achieve a shell on the vulnerable system
- Attacking the lab infrastructure
Users violating the above will be either temporarily or permanently banned from the website.
If you are unsure about an activity, then please contact support to confirm that it is allowed on our website.
Technical Support for this Lab:
There is a reason we provide unlimited lab time: you can take as much time as you need to solve a lab. However, we realize that sometimes hints might be necessary to keep you motivated!
We currently provide technical support limited to:
- Giving hints for a lab exercise
- In rare circumstances, if you have totally given up (NO!!!) then tell you how to solve it. This will be limited to sharing the solution video or lab report
- A lab exercise fails to load or has errors in it
If you need technical support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org clearly mention the name and link of the lab exercise and other essential details. The more descriptive you are, the faster we can help you. We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.
For adminitrative queries, billing, enterprise accounts etc. please email email@example.com