OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities CTF lesson – Security Misconfiguration

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CTF365 lesson is based upon OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities which is still valid in 2020. The following are the lessons that are provided by CTF365. Let me tell you they are not only top 10, instead the list is of top 11 and please note they are not in any order. You can signup security shepherd using CTF365 account and start learning.

1. Broken Session Management
2. Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
3. Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
4. Failure to Restrict URL Access
5. Insecure Cryptographic Storage
6. Insecure Direct Object References
7. Poor Data Validation
8. Security Misconfiguration
9. SQL Injection (SQLi)
10. Untrusted Input
11. Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards

8. Security Misconfiguration

The short description has been given in the page itself but if you want to read more about it then you can always checkout the official OWASP page where they have described it more. Please click here to go to the link.

The task here is as follows

To get the result key to this lesson, you must sign in with the default admin credentials which were never removed or updated.

The vulnerability is all about setting default configuration. Most of the developer are well aware of this and change the default credentials. But there are still some developers who just use default credential or guessable login.

To solve this challege first lets try to login with username admin and password password. The result is as follows

Interestingly, the first attempt was fruitful and we got the key. Paste the key and finish the owasp security miconfiguration lesson


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