The matrix is controlling this machine, neo is trying to escape from it and take back the control on it , your goal is to help neo to gain access as a “root” to this machine , through this machine you will need to perform a hard enumration on the target and understand what is the main idea of it , and exploit every possible “weakness” that you can found , also you will be facing some upnormal behaviours during exploiting this machine.
This machine was made for Jordan’s Top hacker 2018 CTF , we tried to make it simulate a real world attacks “as much as possible” in order to improve your penetration testing skills , also we but a little tricky techniques on it so you can learn more about some unique skills.
The machine was tested on vmware (player / workstation) and works without any problems , so we recommend to use VMware to run it , Also works fine using virtualbox.
Difficulty: Intermediate , you need to think out of the box and collect all the puzzle pieces in order to get the job done.
The machine is already got DHCP enabled , so you will not have any problems with networking.
Happy Hacking !
Typhoon Vulnerable VM
Typhoon VM contains several vulnerabilities and configuration errors. Typhoon can be used to test vulnerabilities in network services, configuration errors, vulnerable web applications, password cracking attacks, privilege escalation attacks, post exploitation steps, information gathering and DNS attacks. Prisma trainings involve practical use of Typhoon.
MD5 (Typhoon-v1.02.ova) = 16e8fef8230343711f1a351a2b4fb695
DHCP service: Enabled
IP address: Automatically assign
Pinky has setup a development environment to develop and test new software. He thinks his dev environment is pretty locked down security wise, what do you think?
Network (DHCP) Bridged
Difficulty for user: Hard/Expert
Difficulty for root: Hard/Expert
Tested in VirtualBox
You've received intelligence of a new Villain investing heavily into Space and Laser Technologies. Although the Villian is unknown we know the motives are ominous and apocalyptic.
Hack into the Moonraker system and discover who's behind these menacing plans once and for all. Find and destroy the Villain before it's too late!
-- Difficulty: Challenging
-- Flag is /root/flag.txt
-- Tested on VMware
-- DCHP enabled
-- No extra tools besides what's on Kali by default
-- Learning Objectives: Client-side Attacks, NoSQL, RESTful, NodeJS, Linux Enumeration and Google-fu.
Thanks to /u/limbernie on Reddit for testing!
Good luck and have fun!
MERCY is a machine dedicated to Offensive Security for the PWK course, and to a great friend of mine who was there to share my sufferance with me. :-)
MERCY is a name-play on some aspects of the PWK course. It is NOT a hint for the box.
If you MUST have hints for this machine (even though they will probably not help you very much until you root the box!): Mercy is: (#1): what you always plead for but cannot get, (#2): a dubious machine, (#3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-5UnMdKg70
Note: Some report a kernel privilege escalation works on this machine. If it does, try harder! There is another vector that you should try!
Feel free to contact the author at https://donavan.sg/blog if you would like to drop a comment.
I created this boot2root last year to be hosted on Peerlyst.com It's beginner level, but requires more than just an exploitdb search or metasploit to run.
It was created in (and is intended to be used with) VirtualBox, and takes some extra configuration to set up in VMWare.