Name: Basilic Author: DrStache


The Basilic VM was created as part of NorzhCTF 2019.


A Python developer has put a website online. Your goal is to compromise the different users of the server and gain root privileges.

There are 4 flags to retrieve, they are in md5 format.

  • Flag 1: "Persistence is the path to success." - Charlie Chaplin
  • Flag 2: "You can always escape from a prison. But freedom?" - Jean-Christophe GrangĂ©
  • Flag 3: "The future is a door, the past is the key." - Victor Hugo
  • Flag 4: "There is no less blame for concealing a truth than for falsifying a lie." - Etienne Pasquier

Difficulty: Intermediate / Hard

Categories: Web, Jail, Crypto, PrivEsc


For any questions, feel free to contact me on Twitter: @DrStache_