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Free CompTIA PenTest+ PT0-002 Practice Question

During a penetration testing engagement, you discover a vulnerability that allows for remote code execution with administrative privileges on a critical server housing sensitive customer data. What is the BEST initial action to take regarding this discovery?

  • Continue with the penetration test to identify additional vulnerabilities before reporting any findings.

  • Document the finding in the final report for regular submission timelines without direct communication.

  • Report the finding immediately to the client's primary or emergency contact.

  • Take steps to remediate the vulnerability before reporting it to maintain the integrity of the test.

This question is for objective:
Reporting and Communication
Your Score:
Reporting and Communication
Information Gathering and Vulnerability Scanning
Attacks and Exploits
Tools and Code Analysis
Planning and Scoping