KBID 285 - GraphQL Mutations

Running the app

$ sudo docker pull blabla1337/owasp-skf-lab:graphql-mutations
$ sudo docker run -ti -p blabla1337/owasp-skf-lab:graphql-mutations

Or alternatively build yourself!

docker build . -t graphql/mutations && docker run -ti -p 5000:5000 graphql/mutations

The docker should be up in no time and we should now be able to browse the application on

Now that the app is running let's go hacking!

Running the app Python3

First, make sure python3 and pip are installed on your host machine. After installation, we go to the folder of the lab we want to practise "i.e /skf-labs/XSS/, /skf-labs/jwt-secret/ " and run the following commands:

$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
$ python3 <labname>

Now that the app is running let's go hacking!

Docker Image and write-up thanks to defev!


The application implements a very basic mutation to create a new post on the blog. The mutation used is the following

mutation {
createPost(input: {body: "' -- ", title: "test_title", authorId: 2}) {
post {

If we look at the code we have a class CreatePost that will implement our logic to create a post.

class CreatePost(graphene.Mutation):
"""Mutation to create a post."""
post = graphene.Field(lambda: PostObject, description="Post created by this mutation.")
class Arguments:
input = CreatePostInput(required=True)
def mutate(self, info, input):
post = Post(**input)
return CreatePost(post=post)

The method mutate will just get the new Post object and insert an instance in the database.


What can you exploit? ;)