In this article, we will solve a Capture the Flag (CTF) challenge that was posted on VulnHub website by Manish Kishan Tanwar.
As you may be aware from my previous articles, Vulnhub.com is a platform that provides vulnerable applications and machines for use in gaining practical hands-on experience in the field of information security. 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 for this VM is also available in the Sources 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.com and I highly suggest attempting them, as it is a good way to sharpen your skills and also 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 neither I nor this website am responsible if the listed techniques are used against any other targets.Walkthrough
For this machine, we do not need to run the Netdiscover command to get the target IP address, because when we run the downloaded machine in VirtualBox the IP address is automatically assigned and is displayed on the screen with a nice banner of (Read more...)