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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 compromised remotely. Privilege Escalation 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 privilege escalation attack to escalate to an admin user.
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 bbPress Plugin (< 2.6.5) is vulnerable to Privilege Escalation documented in CVE-2020-13693.
The following username and passwords may be used to explore the application and/or to validate the successful execution of the exploit:
Objective: Your task is to find and exploit this vulnerability.
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