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Lab: Exploiting HTTP request smuggling to bypass front-end security controls, TE.CL vulnerability


This lab involves a front-end and back-end server, and the back-end server doesn't support chunked encoding. There's an admin panel at /admin, but the front-end server blocks access to it.

To solve the lab, smuggle a request to the back-end server that accesses the admin panel and deletes the user carlos.


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