In this challenge ,to start, i checked a POST request to /forgotpassword.html .
After looking inside the html code of the forgot password page i found something interesting
This is an email value of an ipotetic user of the web site!
Now I just put the email [email protected] inside the text box and I pressed "I forgot my password" Intercepting the request with burp.
It was interesting because in the header i found the email that i used before , but with the owner's username :D and that's really good.
Why is it good ?
Because without a proper validation we can manipulate the request header modifying just the email value and leaving the username unchanged , so the website believes we are a legitimate user while an attacker( in this case me ) could receive the authentic link to change the password.
In the end I changed the email in the request taken with burp with one of my property, leaving the username unchanged. I sent the modified request and received the flag :