Vulnhub - DC 1

Today, We are going to pwn DC 1 by DCAU7 from Vulnhub


DC-1 is a purposely built vulnerable lab for the purpose of gaining experience in the world of penetration testing. It was designed to be a challenge for beginners, but just how easy it is will depend on your skills and knowledge, and your ability to learn. To successfully complete this challenge, you will require Linux skills, familiarity with the Linux command line and experience with basic penetration testing tools, such as the tools that can be found on Kali Linux, or Parrot Security OS. There are multiple ways of gaining root, however, I have included some flags which contain clues for beginners. There are five flags in total, but the ultimate goal is to find and read the flag in root’s home directory. You don’t even need to be root to do this, however, you will require root privileges. Depending on your skill level, you may be able to skip finding most of these flags and go straight for root. Beginners may encounter challenges that they have never come across previously, but a Google search should be all that is required to obtain the information required to complete this challenge.

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Lets Begin with our Initial Scan

Nmap Scan Results

22/tcp    open  ssh
80/tcp    open  http
111/tcp   open  rpcbind
33699/tcp open  unknown
22/tcp    open  ssh     OpenSSH 6.0p1 Debian 4+deb7u7 (protocol 2.0)
| ssh-hostkey: 
|   1024 c4:d6:59:e6:77:4c:22:7a:96:16:60:67:8b:42:48:8f (DSA)
|   2048 11:82:fe:53:4e:dc:5b:32:7f:44:64:82:75:7d:d0:a0 (RSA)
|_  256 3d:aa:98:5c:87:af:ea:84:b8:23:68:8d:b9:05:5f:d8 (ECDSA)
80/tcp    open  http    Apache httpd 2.2.22 ((Debian))
|_http-generator: Drupal 7 (
| http-robots.txt: 36 disallowed entries (15 shown)
| /includes/ /misc/ /modules/ /profiles/ /scripts/ 
| /themes/ /CHANGELOG.txt /cron.php /INSTALL.mysql.txt 
| /INSTALL.pgsql.txt /INSTALL.sqlite.txt /install.php /INSTALL.txt 
|_http-server-header: Apache/2.2.22 (Debian)
|_http-title: Welcome to Drupal Site | Drupal Site
111/tcp   open  rpcbind 2-4 (RPC #100000)
| rpcinfo: 
|   program version    port/proto  service
|   100000  2,3,4        111/tcp   rpcbind
|   100000  2,3,4        111/udp   rpcbind
|   100000  3,4          111/tcp6  rpcbind
|   100000  3,4          111/udp6  rpcbind
|   100024  1          33699/tcp   status
|   100024  1          34071/udp6  status
|   100024  1          37756/tcp6  status
|_  100024  1          57057/udp   status
33699/tcp open  status  1 (RPC #100024)
MAC Address: 08:00:27:85:58:A6 (Oracle VirtualBox virtual NIC)
Warning: OSScan results may be unreliable because we could not find at least 1 open and 1 closed port
Device type: general purpose
Running: Linux 3.X
OS CPE: cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:3
OS details: Linux 3.2 - 3.16
Network Distance: 1 hop
Service Info: OS: Linux; CPE: cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel

Since there is a HTTP port open , Lets start our Gobuster

Gobuster Results

While checking the webpage it is a Drupal CMS which is one of the well know CMS.

It is drupal site so we can use droopescan

It show us some possible versions, Lets search for any exploits available for them

Method 1 (Metasploit)

While searching in metasploit , there are more than 5 exploits so i started testing them one by one! And finally this one works


We got a shell

Method 2

Searchsploit give us some exploits too We know the version will be between 7.2x - 7.2x So I randomly chose one and started testing it

while reading the description of it, we can create our own admin account

-u for username
-p for password
-t for url 

And I created a new admin user lets try login

Successfully Logged in

To get a reverse shell we can add a module which help us to get the shell

We need to do is go to the module section

Add New Module

Once installed go the module and click the shell

Now we can get reverse shell by using netcat

Flag 1

While checking for any default cred in /var/www , found Flag 2

Flag 3

Found it on the website

Got Flag 4 From /home

Privilege Escalation

Now we need to Privilege Escalation, I uploaded my Linux Enumeration Script And found an SUID binary

GTFOBins Helps to get root

sudo find . -exec /bin/sh \; -quit

Flag 5

We got the ROOT!!