XSL Java

This exercise covers the exploitation of a Java application using XSL

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In this challenge, we are going to look at Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) and how it can be used to trigger unexpected behaviors in applications leveraging them, specifically in a Java application. To solve this challenge, you will need to gain command execution. This involves leveraging the `xsl:variable` tag to access the current `Runtime`, which will allow you to call the method `exec` with the desired command.

The process starts with uploading an XSL file to transform the given XML. By creating an object from `rt:getRuntime()`, you can get the current runtime. Using this runtime object, you can call `exec` with your command. This method is effectively demonstrated in the video, where the command is replaced with the score command, uploaded, and executed, ultimately solving the challenge.

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