pWnOS: 2.0 (Pre-Release)

  • Name: pWnOS: 2.0 (Pre-Release)
  • Date release: 4 Jul 2011

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(Size: 286 MB)



  • Get root... Win!


pWnOS v2.0 is a Virutal Machine Image which hosts a server to pratice penetration testing. It will test your ability to exploit the server and contains multiple entry points to reach the goal (root). It was design to be used with WMWare Workstation 7.0, but can also be used with most other virtual machine software.

Configuration & Setup:

  • Configure your attacking platform to be within the network range

For example the ip of with the netmask of is what I statically set my BackTrack 5 network adapter to.

  • VMWare's Network Adapter is set to Bridged Network Adapter

You may need to change VMWare's Network Adapter to NAT or Host-Only depending on your setup

The server's ip is staticaly set to

Server's Network Settings:

  • IP:
  • Netmask:
  • Gateway:

Version History:

v2.0 - 07/04/2011 - Pre-Release copy for initial testing

Source: pWnOS_v2.0.7z/pWnOS v2.0/pWnOS_INFO-v2_0.txt

  • Filename: pWnOS_v2.0.7z
  • File size: 286 MB
  • MD5: 1EB0960C0BA29335230ADA1DF80CD22C
  • SHA1: A3FDBE0449363D1CB844D865FE7BD6EE8968567D

  • Format: Virtual Machine (VMware)
  • Operating System: Linux

  • DHCP service: Disabled
  • IP address:

  • Apache
  • OpenSSH
  • PHP

  • Multiple Methods
  • Remote Vulnerability
  • Web Application

  • Insecure File Handling
  • Password In Plain Text
  • Reused Credentials
  • SQL Injection
  • Unrestricted Upload of File with Dangerous Type