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Researchers have disclosed a previously undocumented local file inclusion (LFI) vulnerability in Hashnode, a developer-oriented blogging platform, that could be abused to access sensitive data such as SSH keys, server’s IP address, and other network information.

“The LFI originates in a Bulk Markdown Import feature that can be manipulated to provide attackers with unimpeded ability to download local files from Hashnode’s server,” Akamai researchers said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

Local file inclusion flaws occur when a web application is tricked into exposing or running unapproved files on a server, leading to directory traversal, information disclosure, remote code execution, and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

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