Welcome to another boot2root / CTF this one is called Gibson. The VM is set to grab a DHCP lease on boot. It doesn't matter what your local subnet is, as long as you keep away from the 192.168.122.0/24 subnet. You will see why soon enough...
Once again, I'll offer some hints to you:
- SSH can forward X11.
- The challenge isn't over with root. The flag is not where you expect to find it.
Many thanks to g0blin and GKNSB for testing this CTF.
Special thanks and shout-outs go to Barrebas and Rasta_Mouse. and g0tmi1k for more advice and offering to host my second CTF.
Kudos to g0blin for adivsing on how to use this in Vi
Virtual box users can run:
tar zxf gibson.ova && qemu-img convert gibson-disk1.vmdk gibson-disk1.bin && VBoxManage convertfromraw gibson-disk1.bin gibson-disk1.vdi --format VDI