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[#thread 🧵] For this second day of #CyberAdvent (2/24), we will be talking about a common #PrivilegeEscalation when using the * (wildcard) in shell scripts. Almost everyone has used at least once the * (wildcard) in a shell script but what really happens with the #wildcard ? 🦋
[#thread 🧵(2/7)] We will take as an example this shell script, performing a backup of a website using tar and a wildcard: Image
[#thread 🧵(3/7)] In this script, the shell replaces the wildcard with matching files from the current directory then executes the command. The * character is never sent to the command (TAR in our case) instead a list of matched files will be sent as arguments to the command. Image
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