This machine reminds us of a DEVELOPMENT environment: misconfigurations rule the roost. This is designed for OSCP practice, and the original version of the machine was used for a CTF. It is now revived, and made slightly more nefarious than the original.

If you MUST have hints for this machine (even though they will probably not help you very much until you root the box!): Development is (#1): different from production, (#2): a mess of code, (#3): under construction.

Note: Some users report the box may seem to be "unstable" with aggressive scanning. The homepage gives a clue why.

Feel free to contact the author at https://donavan.sg/blog if you would like to drop a comment.

Matrix v2.0 is a medium level boot2root challenge. The OVA has been tested on both VMware and Virtual Box.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Flags: Your Goal is to get root and read /root/flag.txt

Networking:

  • DHCP: Enabled
  • IP Address: Automatically assigned

Hint: Follow your intuitions ... and enumerate!

Replay is a sequel to Bob my first CTF. What sort of terrible redneck netsec engineering has Bob done now?

Your Goal is to get root and read /flag.txt

Note: There are three difficulties Hard: No Changelog.txt, no hex editor Mid: Read Changelog.txt, no hex editor Easy: Anything goes

Leopold is a poor adventurous little Internet user trying to find amusement.

Flags - /root/flag.txt - /home/leopold/flag.txt

Tested with VirtualBox

DHCP enabled

Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Should not be as easy as to just run a MSF module to get root right away, if so please let me know.

Jenkins will hack you into pieces! Watch out. He usually works alone, but sometimes he tries to work with his imaginary friends.

Flags - /root/flag.txt - /home/jenkins/flag.txt

Tested with VirtualBox

DHCP enabled

Difficulty: Intermediate

Should not be as easy as to just run a MSF module to get root right away, if so please let me know.

Ike is a servant of something which also starts with "I" and has only three letters.

Flags - /root/flag.txt - /home/ike/flag.txt

Tested with VirtualBox

DHCP enabled

Difficulty: Intermediate

Should not be as easy as to just run a MSF module to get root right away, if so please let me know.

Eric is trying to reach out on the Internet, but is he following best practice?

Flags - /root/flag.txt - /home/eric/flag.txt

Tested with VirtualBox

DHCP enabled

Difficulty: Beginner

Should not be as easy as to just run a MSF module to get root right away, if so please let me know.

Christophe is creating a web page for his resistance. Will he succeed?

Flags - /root/flag.txt - /home/christophe/flag.txt

Tested with VirtualBox

DHCP enabled

Difficulty: Intermediate

Should not be as easy as to just run a MSF module to get root right away, if so please let me know.

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Gittysburg is an intermediate level boot2root vulnerable VM. There are four flags to capture. Will you be able to git root?