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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. Arbitrary File Download 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 arbitrary file download attack to retrieve sensitive files from the server.
cgit is a fast web interface for git. It is written in C.
cgit (< 1.2.1) is vulnerable to Arbitrary File Download documented in CVE-2018-14912.
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