Stack Overflows for Beginners: 1.0.1


  • Name: Stack Overflows for Beginners: 1.0.1
  • Date release: 16 Jun 2019



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IntroToStackOverflow_v1.0.1.ova

(Size: 5.7 GB)


A series of challenges to test basic stack overflow skills, originally developed for the Sheffield University Ethical Hacking Society.

Starting as level0 exploit a binary owned by the next user to get the flag.

There are 5 flags to collect:

  • /home/level1/level1.txt
  • /home/level2/level2.txt
  • /home/level3/level3.txt
  • /home/level4/level4.txt
  • /root/root.txt

Each flag is the corresponding users password, so once you exploit the binary owned by level1 and get the level1 flag, you can su to level1 and take on the next challenge

To start boot the machine and login as:

  • username: level0
  • password: level0

You'll find the first binary to exploit is: /home/level0/level1

You may want to increase the resources allocated to the machine


Changelog: v1.0.1 - 2019-06-16 ~ Bug fixes v1.0.0 - 2019-02-26


  • Filename: IntroToStackOverflow_v1.0.1.ova
  • File size: 5.7 GB
  • MD5: 841359863B0E577F536CC2D712FB8024
  • SHA1: A30FB1A203AEF3245FDD3B252A4D0ED981FB3F27


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


  • DHCP service: Enabled
  • IP address: Automatically assign