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The attacker might not have any user-level access to the web application. However, this does not mean that the application cannot be attacked remotely. File download vulnerabilities could be triggered even by unauthenticated users.
In the exercise below, the attacker is unauthenticated to the web application and needs to find a file download attack to access a file from the server.
WordPress 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 CMS.
WordPress Email Subscribers & Newsletters Plugin (before 4.2.3) is vulnerable to File Download documented in CVE-2019-19985.
Objective: Your task is to find and exploit this vulnerability.
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