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.

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.

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.

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.

TheFool – Writeup – HackMyVM – Walkthrough

is post, I am going to show you the steps for boot-to-root TheFool. It is a hard machine by SML from the HackMyVM platform. However, it doesn’t require any special techniques to completely exploit it. And, burp suite is really helpful in this machine. Furthermore, there are some rabbit holes along the way.

Confusion – Writeup – HackMyVM – Walkthrough

Confusion is an easy machine by avijneyam from the HackMyVM platform. I like this machine personally. Also, it works quite well on VirtualBox. The exploitation starts with an insecure feature of python2 and a little bit of enumeration inside the machine. However, a better enumeration can save one from these steps. Nevertheless, I will show them steps as they are good points for learning.

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