Typo 1: VulnHub CTF walkthrough (part 1)

In this article, we will solve a Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge that was posted on the VulnHub website by an author named Akanksha Sachin Verma. As per the description given by the author, it is an intermediate-level challenge. The goal is to get root access of the machine and read the root flag.

You can check my previous articles for more CTF challenges. I have also provided a downloadable URL for this CTF here.

You can download the machine and run it on VirtualBox. The torrent downloadable URL is also available for this VM and has been added in the reference section of this article.

For those who are not aware of the site, VulnHub is a well-known website for security researchers which aims to provide users with a way to learn and practice their hacking skills through a series of challenges in a safe and legal environment. You can download vulnerable machines from this website and try to exploit them. There are a lot of other challenging CTF exercises available on VulnHub and I highly suggest attempting them, as it is a good way to sharpen your skills and learn new techniques in a safe environment.

Please note: For all of these machines, I have used Oracle Virtual Box to run the downloaded machine. I am using Kali Linux as an attacker machine for solving this CTF. The techniques used are solely for educational purposes, and I am not responsible if the listed techniques are used against any other targets.

The steps

  1. Getting the target machine IP address by running the VM
  2. Getting open port details by using the Nmap tool
  3. Enumerating HTTP port 80 service with the Dirb utility
  4. Enumerating HTTP port 8000 and 8080 service with the Dirb utility
  5. Taking advantage of phpMyAdmin
  6. Logging in into (Read more…)

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