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Area51 – Writeup – Log4Shell – HackMyVM

Area51 is an easy machine built on the recent 0-day vulnerability of the Log4j utility. This is one of the vulnerabilities that had a lot of impacts worldwide and affected many enterprises. I also like to extend a huge thanks to the author bitc0de for this. The machine is fairly simple once we get the foothold. So, let’s start the writeup.

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Earth – The Planets – Vulnhub – Writeup

Earth is a CTF machine from Vulnhub created by SirFlash. This is the third machine from his series “The Planets” and the previous machine “Venus” was equally great. As the author said, the difficulty is subjective to the experience. And, for me, I had to take hints for the root privilege escalation. The machine works well on VirtualBox.

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OTP Writeup – HackMyVM – Walkthrough

OTP is a difficult machine by the user avijneyam in the HackMyVM platform. By that, I mean there are many steps that one needs to perform to get to the root user. As usual, this machine works well on VirtualBox.

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Venus – HMVLabs – HackMyVM – Writeup

Venus is the first lab from the HackMyVM platform. This is a CTF that consists of 50 flags and a few hidden too. At the time of writing, the lab is a docker container and is available online via SSH. Similarly, this is a very easy CTF machine and beginners can directly dive into this.

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Walkthrough – Government – HackMyVM – Writeup

Government is a moderately difficult machine from the HackMyVM platform. The creator of the machine is 0xJin. There are a lot of unnecessary things one need to ignore while doing this machine. In this walkthrough, I will be only pointing out the correct way to get to the root.

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Isengard Writeup – HackMyVM – Walkthrough

Isengard is an easy machine from HackMyVM by bit. It works well on VirtualBox. As for the machine, we can get into the machine by using Remote Command Execution. Similarly, for the root part, we have to abuse the sudo permissions.

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Stagiaire – Writeup – HackMyVM – Walkthrough

Welcome to my writeup of a new machine from HackMyVM. Stagiaire is a hard machine by cromiphi. This is a very good machine and is worth trying. Similarly, it works better on VirtualBox. Also, make sure you change the RAM to 1 GB as the author has 3.5 GB by default for this VM.

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