Vulnerability File Inclusion Description:



For almost all levels I will be using Burpsuite. Burpsuite is an interception proxy that lets us modify the HTTP request / response by intercepting the data between the browser and the web server.

The functionality of this web page allows us to upload a file. By embedding our file to the page, we need to check if we can inject files other than images. Let’s first try uploading a regular file.

File has been uploaded successfully. screen1

Now let’s try uploading a non-image file. screen2

Seems like there’s a restriction on the file extension, who knows maybe this is the same filter as in Level 4? Time to see the request in Burpsuite.


Let’s try applying the same trick as in Level 4.


Fair enough, it works ! Now let’s change the content from being an image to some embedded JavaScript.


We also needed to change the filename since we can not overwrite files.

The only thing left to do is see how to display our newly uploaded file into the main web page. Let’s click on one of the “Editor’s Choice” images, by doing so we see two things:
1) The URL is using “attachment_id” parameter to load an image.
2) The store directory is

Let’s browse and see if we can access our file. Upon visiting URL

we are presented with the “Level Complete” message and a URL redirect to