Title: The Necromancer

File: necromancer.ova

md5sum: 6c4cbb7776acac8c3fba27a0c4c8c98f

sha1sum: 712d4cfc19199dea92792e64a43ae7ac59b1dd05

Size: 345MB

Hypervisor: Created with VirtualBox 5.0.20. Tested with virtualbox and vmware player.

Author: @xerubus

Test Bunnies: @dooktwit and @RobertWinkel

Difficulty: Beginner


The Necromancer boot2root box was created for a recent SecTalks Brisbane CTF competition.

There are 11 flags to collect on your way to solving the challenging, and the difficulty level is considered as beginner.

The end goal is simple... destroy The Necromancer!


  • DHCP (Automatically assigned)
  • IMPORTANT: The vm IS working as intended if you receive a successful DHCP lease as seen in the boot up sequence.
  • The Necromancer VM MUST be on the same subnet as the attacking machine. Ideally both the boot2root VM and the attacking machine should be on the same HostOnly network. If you choose to use a physical box as the attacking machine, the boot2root VM must exist on the same network via a bridged interface.