Hack The Box - Networked

We are going to pwn Networked from Hack The Box.

Link : https://www.hackthebox.eu/home/machines/profile/203

Like always begin with our Nmap Scan.

Nmap Scan Results

22/tcp  open   ssh
80/tcp  open   http
443/tcp closed https

22/tcp  open   ssh     OpenSSH 7.4 (protocol 2.0)
| ssh-hostkey: 
|   2048 22:75:d7:a7:4f:81:a7:af:52:66:e5:27:44:b1:01:5b (RSA)
|   256 2d:63:28:fc:a2:99:c7:d4:35:b9:45:9a:4b:38:f9:c8 (ECDSA)
|_  256 73:cd:a0:5b:84:10:7d:a7:1c:7c:61:1d:f5:54:cf:c4 (ED25519)
80/tcp  open   http    Apache httpd 2.4.6 ((CentOS) PHP/5.4.16)
|_http-server-header: Apache/2.4.6 (CentOS) PHP/5.4.16
|_http-title: Site doesn't have a title (text/html; charset=UTF-8).
443/tcp closed https
Aggressive OS guesses: Linux 3.10 - 4.11 (94%), Linux 3.18 (91%), Linux 3.2 - 4.9 (91%), Linux 3.16 (90%), Linux 4.4 (90%), Crestron XPanel control system (89%), OpenWrt Kamikaze 7.09 (Linux 2.6.22) (89%), Linux 3.11 - 3.12 (89%), HP P2000 G3 NAS device (89%), Linux 3.13 (88%)
No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal).
Network Distance: 2 hops

HTTP Enumeration

Lets Begin with HTTP

Looks like a normal webpage , run our Gobuster to get any useful directories.

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
2020/01/03 09:31:00 Starting gobuster
/.htpasswd (Status: 403)
/.hta (Status: 403)
/.htaccess (Status: 403)
/backup (Status: 301)
/cgi-bin/ (Status: 403)
/index.php (Status: 200)
/uploads (Status: 301)
2020/01/03 09:33:22 Finished

While Checking /backup found backup.tar

So I dowloaded it to my machine , to see whats inside.

It has some php file maybe webpages of the machine

While seeing the code upload.php as some filter process. It accepts only jpg,png,gif,jpeg.

File Upload Vulnerability


Looks like we can view uploaded files in photos.php.

So I created my payload

By adding GIF89 on the first it makes the payload as .gif

I uploaded my payload in upload.php

Started my listener and reloaded photos.php

I got the shell!!

Getting User Shell

While Checking Home directory there is a file called check_attack.php

While reading it I came to know it executes nohup

nohup - run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty

And nohup do force rm all files($value) in the folder ($path).

rm - remove files or directories
-f - force

The path is defined as var/www/html/uploads. So we need to hijack it.

I created a file that hold payload in its name. By using semicolon in the beginning it makes the nohup to end after it rm and then exec nc.

Started my listener

I got the user shell!!

Privilege Escalation

As always I started with sudo -l

We can run changename.sh as root without password. So I tested to see how it works.

It Looks like some network-scripts

While searching I got this


By doing so I injected /bin/bash with NAME And I got the Root Shell