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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. Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities 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 remote code execution attack to execute commands on the server.
PHPMailer (< 5.2.19) is vulnerable to Remote Code Execution documented in CVE-2016-10033.
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