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Lab: Information disclosure on debug page


This lab contains a debug page that discloses sensitive information about the application. To solve the lab, obtain and submit the SECRET_KEY environment variable.


  1. With Burp running, browse to the home page.
  2. Go to the "Target" > "Site Map" tab. Right-click on the top-level entry for the lab and select "Engagement tools" > "Find comments". Notice that the home page contains an HTML comment that contains a link called "Debug". This points to /cgi-bin/phpinfo.php.
  3. In the site map, right-click on the entry for /cgi-bin/phpinfo.php and select "Send to Repeater".
  4. In Burp Repeater, send the request to retrieve the file. Notice that it reveals various debugging information, including the SECRET_KEY environment variable.
  5. Go back to the lab, click "Submit solution", and enter the SECRET_KEY to solve the lab.

Community solutions

Michael Sommer
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