HackTheBox – Trick Write-up

Hi everyone! This is a Linux machine where the initial access is very CTF-like thus is not to my liking. However, I like the privilege escalation method as it is not very common. The initial access requires us to enumerate DNS such as zone transfer to reveal the subdomain name. There are plenty of rabbit […]

HackTheBox – RedPanda

Hi everyone! This is a Linux machine that requires exploiting SSTI in a Java SpringFramework application via a search bar on the webpage for RCE and then initial access. For privilege escalation, we will need to emulate what group the user is in, discover a log file he/she has access to, use pspy to discover […]

HackTheBox – Paper Write-up

Hi everyone! Today’s write-up is on Paper, an easy Linux machine from HackTheBox. This machine requires us to enumerate the HTTP response header to discover the domain name, enumerate the version of WordPress for a vulnerability, and a specific comment in a post before having the knowledge to exploit the vulnerability to read secret content […]

HackTheBox – Previse Write-up

Hi everyone! Today’s post is on Previse, an easy HackTheBox Linux machine. This machine was released on 8 August 2021. In this machine, a URL redirect status 302 is exploited to leak the actual web page without logining in, exploiting unsanitized POST data run on the server’s PHP’s exec(), extracting user password from one-liner MySQL […]

HackTheBox – Pandora Write-up

Hi everyone! Today’s write-up is on Pandora, an easy GNU/Linux machine released on 10th January 2022. I won’t say the machine is easy if you are those who build the SQL injection exploit from scratch. Someone actually build the PoC exploit for an old CVE recently for this HackTheBox challenge so I leached on it. […]

TryHackMe – Post-Exploitation Basics Write-up

1. Introduction This challenge on TryHackMe (THM) will only be covering on the basics of what we usually do after gaining access to a machine that is in an Active Directory (AD) network. Enumeration via Powerview and Bloodhound will be done along with dumping password hashes and Golden ticket using Mimikatz. Further information gathering will […]

SANS Holiday Hack Challenge 2021

Hi everyone! This is a write-up on the recent SANS Holiday Hack Challenge CTF. I hope they will be helpful to you. It is my first time trying out SANS Holiday Hack challenge as they host it yearly. If you haven’t tried it out, the main goal of this CTF is to learn. Hence there […]