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ArticleSetup

reflected-xss | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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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 used to attack other users. Reflected Cross Site Scripting could be triggered even by unauthenticated users.

In the exercise below, the attacker is not authenticated to the web application and needs to find a reflected XSS attack on it.

A version of ArticleSetup is vulnerable to a reflected XSS attack.

Objective: Your task is to find and exploit this vulnerability.

You may use the username and password below to explore the application but cannot use it to exploit it.

UsernamePassword
admin123321

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