Bulldog 2 Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Today I’ll be demonstrating the process to fully compromise the Bulldog 2 VM created by @frichette_n This was a fun box, and was probably the first challenge VM I’ve attacked which had a realistic volume of data within (15,000 users…!). Overall I learned a lot from this VM and I hope you all learn something from

‘Node’ Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Today we’re going to be looking at the Node VM created by @iamrastating and hosted with love by vulnhub.com. This was my first (I think?) NodeJS application assessment and I was VERY EXCITED. Let’s get to it!

Temple of Doom: 1 Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Today we’re going to thoroughly pwn the Temple of Doom: 1 VM from Vulnhub, created by 0katz. This box was fun and had some swish ASCII art to boot, I learned a tonne from it and I hope that you learn something from this write up! Let’s get to it.

Bob: 1.0.1 Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Apologies again for the hiatus between write-ups, life got busy again and I had to do some preparation for my SANS security course next month (!!!!) Today we’ll be pwning the BoB 1.0.1 VM from Vulnhub, created by c0rruptedb1t! Let’s get to it =]

Jordan Infosec CTF 1 Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Sorry for the long delay in posting – life got a little busy over the past month or two. Today I’ll be posting my write up of how to compromise the excellent Jordan Infosec CTF 1 VM created by @Banyrock This VM is more at the CTF end of the spectrum than a traditional Boot

Pinky’s Palace: V1 Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Today I’ll be detailing how to compromise Pink_Panther’s most excellent Pinky’s Palace V1 VM from start to finish. This VM was really interesting, including a few fun things that I’d not previously messed with (Squid proxy for example!) <Mario>Letsa Go!</Mario>

TrollCave Boot to Root VM Walkthrough PART ONE

Introduction Today we’ll begin the process of compromising one of Vulnhub’s latest VMs, “TrollCave”. The author, David Yates, says that this VM is attempting to be as realistic as possible, AKA straying from the usual contrived scenarios which pop up in some CTFs (port knocking, MP3 file waveform analysis etc.) The author has also stressed

SickOs: 1.2 Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Today I’ll be compromising the SickOs: 1.2 VM hosted by Vulnhub and created by @D4rk36. This was an obscure and fairly tough VM with a teensy tiny foothold-vulnerability that I’d not previously come across! NMap #1 [crayon-5d2ce815af8f9821970575/] Tiny attack surface. Old SSH server and a lighttpd HTTP server. Incidentally this version is apparently broken with a

VulnOS: 2 Boot to Root VM Walkthrough

Introduction Today I’ll be documenting how to fully compromise the VulnOS: 2 VM, created by @c4b3rw0lf. This was a tough VM, centred around a Joomla web app. This was of particular interest to me as I’d never attempted to compromise a Joomla app prior to this VM. Onwards!

Vulnhub: HackLAB: Vulnix Boot2Root VM

Introduction Today I’ll be writing up the method I used to compromise the excellent Vulnix VM hosted by Vulnhub, created by @oshearing This one was quite difficult and took a good few hours for me to work out what needed to happen to compromise it, but I got to use some fun new tools and