Author: raj chandel
only one port is open so we’ll just start enumerating that.
Okay so there is a
wordpress website there.
Since it’s wordpress I ran
wpscan on it and found 7 vulnerabilities and 2 users.
Along with those there were several other vulnerable plugins. I noticed that there was vulnerability in
I tested it using the PoC mentioned in Wordpress Plugin Site Editor 1.1.1 - Local File Inclusion on
exploitdb and it worked.
I tried few things to get RCE via LFI but that didn’t worked. Then I decided to go through other vulnerabilities that wpscan found and I noticed that
reflex gallery had a
arbitary file upload vuln.
I used metasploit to exploit that vulnerabiltiy and got the shell
Then I read the
I downloaded the
enumeration script and then ran it to see if I can find something interesting to exploit. To my surprise I found 2 SUID files both of them can be used in some ways to get the root flag.
I used gtfo to search
Obviously we can just copy the
flag from the
/root directory just to get the flag.
Getting the root flag
cp -ir /root .
- This will ask you if you want to overwrite the files thus gives you the filename
cp /root/proof.txt /dev/tty
Thanks to @theart42 for showing me this method.
Copying and editing a new /etc/passwd
Since we have
cp as SUID we can just use that to copy a new
cat /etc/passwd > passwd
echo "toor:sXuCKi7k3Xh/s:0:0::/root:/bin/bash" >> passwd
cp passwd /etc/passwd
Use hacking article’s method which is similar to Method 2.
This was a beginner level machine with some really good rabbit holes.
Thanks to rajchandel for making this machine.
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