Hey Folks, today we are going to solve boot2root challenge vulnerable VM machine called “CyberSploit: 1“. VulnHub is a free community resource where the machine is hosted. This machine is made by Cyberspace which is an easy level lab.

Machine Details

Name: CyberSploit: 1
Author: CyberSploit

Useful Tools

  • Netdiscover
  • nmap
  • dirb
  • base64

It is available on vulnhub website whose the link are here.

Lets download the lab and enjoy the article 🙂 !!

Flag -1

Now first we will identify the host IP address by use of “netdiscover” tool.

The second step is to find the open ports or service with nmap tool.

As you can see that the apache2 service or port 80 is running on that machine. Now we will open the host address on the browser and try to find some juicy information.

We found an SSH username in the back-end coding of the web page.
Username : itsskv


Lets move on enumeration part and try to find hidden files in the web server. We will use the dirb tool.

We found one important file “roboot.txt”. We will download it by wget command.

The files is encrypted with base64. Lets try to decode it by in-built base64 tool.

We have got first 🚩 flag 🙂 !!

Flag -2

We got the first flag containing ssh password and we have already obtained the username of ssh from the web page. Now we will login into ssh service to find the second flag.

We have found the second flag but it is encrypted in binary. Lets try to decrypt it by using online website.

We have succeeded in decrypting the second flag. The website link is here.

Flag -3

Let’s move to find the third flag. We notice the kernel version is exploitable that means we can get root privileges by perform this exploit.
Name : Linux Kernel 3.13.0
Link : https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/37292

Lets find the exploit with search sploit framework.

We will download the exploit and paste into the “tmp” directory. After execute the exploit we get a root shell and after go to the root directory we got our last flag that you can see below.

About the Author
Shubham Goyal Certified Ethical Hacker, information security analyst, penetration tester and researcher. Can be Contact on Linkedin.

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