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The question is a bit hard to explain, so I go with an example.

Suppose the UFO crashed on Earth. The aliens are dead, but their on-board computer is intact. You were tasked to dump the computer's firmware and/or file system.

The computer turns on, sure, but you cannot hotwire/JTAG to it and try to dump its information because your Government thinks it is too risky. You are allowed to operate its OS and/or applications installed though

Suppose that its system is, to an extent, vulnerable to some of the discovered vulnerabilities, such as SQLi or what not. Is there a list/property of the vulnerabilities so that, if pentested for, can read but not overwrite the system? What first comes to my mind is LFI, but I believe there could be more of them

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    What is “pertest”? – Igor Skochinsky Jan 1 '20 at 9:35
  • @IgorSkochinsky Fixed the typos, cheers! – tabdiukov Jan 7 '20 at 13:51

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