Simple Boot2root for beginner/immediate. This challenge is made for the Security Hackadeny (https://www.security-hackademie.de/). Made for virtualbox
Sputnik is an easy level boot2root machine designed to be a challenge for security enthusiasts to learn and practice compromising machines and penetration testing.
The vulnerable machine was made as a boot2root CTF challenge for an InfoSec community wherein CTF challenges were made by hackstreetboys (a CTF team from Philippines).
This is the evil twin of JOY. Unlike JOY, this machine is designed to drive you crazy. Stephen Hawking once mentioned, "God plays dice and throws them into places where they cannot be seen."
The dice for the machine can all be found on the Internet. Like all other machines built by me, you should not torment yourself by brute force. But perhaps, JOY and TORMENT are two sides of the same coin of satisfaction? Can we really spark joy if we can't first be tormented to endure sufferance?
This machine guarantees to teach you some new ways of looking at enumeration and exploitation. Unlike all the other OSCP-like machines written by me, this machine will be mind-twisting and maybe mind-blowing. You may lose your mind while at it, but we will still nudge you to... try harder!
This is NOT an easy machine and you should not feel discouraged if you spend a few days headbanging on this machine. At least three competent pentesters I have asked to test this machine report days (thankfully not weeks) of head banging and nerve wrecking. Do this machine if you enjoy being humbled.
Does penetration testing spark joy? If it does, this machine is for you.
This machine is full of services, full of fun, but how many ways are there to align the stars? Perhaps, just like the child in all of us, we may find joy in a playground such as this.
This is somewhat OSCP-like for learning value, but is nowhere as easy to complete with an OSCP exam timeframe. But if you found this box because of preparation for the OSCP, you might as well try harder. :-)
Description: unknowndevice64 v2.0 is a beginner level boot2root challenge. The OVA has been tested on both VMware (with some fix provided in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scRpxo8fra4) and Virtual Box.
Flags: Your Goal is to get root and read flag.txt with at least two different ways.
Networking: - DHCP: Enabled - IP Address: Automatically assigned
Hint: Follow your intuitions ... and enumerate! and for any questions, feel free to contact me on Twitter: @unknowndevice64