The BodgeIT Store Series #1, Level 1 XSS – #bodgeit #infosec #pentest #appsec #webapp #XSS

First post of 2018!

This post will be a first in a series to solve the BodgeIt Store.

I am running the BodgeIt store from an ISO (disk image) on a virtual machine (I am using VM Workstation Player 12 which is free). I have a previous post that describes how to install ISO’s in virtual machines (VMs). Link here.

Now on to the hacking!

After installing the ISO, and powering on the VM, you will be presented with the login page:

owaspbwa_login

Navigating to the IP you will see OWASP BWA (Broken Web Application) homepage:

owaspbwa_homepage

Clicking on the BodgeIt link we’re presented with this homepage:

owaspbwa_bodgeit_homepage

Going to the “About Us” we see there’s a scoring page.

Clicking on the scoring page, we see:

bodgeit_scoring_1

By the end of the series, these challenges will be green (completed).

Let’s get started!

I’m going to start with “Level 1: Display a popup using: alert(“XSS”)”

Note: I am using Google Chrome which has XSS auditor pre-installed in the application.

If you’re using Chrome you will need to temporarily disable this for the XSS vulnerability.  Make sure to close ALL instances of Chrome before entering the below command.

To disable xss auditor, open a command prompt (run –> cmd.exe), and enter (or copy) the following: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –disable-xss-auditor

Once you press Enter, a new instance of Chrome will open.

OK, now a new instance of Chrome has opened, and we’ve navigated to the BodgeIt store.

Going to the Search link we see the following:

owaspbwa_bodgeit_level1_XSS

Entering the following line in the search input: alert(“XSS”)

owaspbwa_bodgeit_level1_XSS_search_1

And pressing the “Search” button we see:

owaspbwa_bodgeit_level1_XSS_search_2

We have successfully simulated a XSS attack!

Navigating back to the scoring page (About Us –> Scoring Page) we see:

bodgeit_scoring_2

Level 1 is complete (green)!!!

 

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