digitalworld.local: MERCY v2


  • Name: digitalworld.local: MERCY v2
  • Date release: 28 Dec 2018



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MERCY-v2.zip

(Size: 1.8GB)


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.


Changelog: MERCY v2 - 2018-12-28 MERCY v1 - 2018-09-28


  • Filename: MERCY-v2.zip
  • File size: 1.8GB
  • MD5: A61E0381CAA57B06096B4FFAB2875307
  • SHA1: 2CF1BA89616DDCA3AE021440255068D9490BC90C


  • Format: Virtual Machine (Virtualbox - OVA)
  • Operating System: Linux


  • DHCP service: Enabled
  • IP address: Automatically assign