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Metasploit Pivoting CTF II

metasploit-pivot-ctf | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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IMPORTANT: Please read carefully before starting the lab.

CTF Scenario:

  • This lab is dedicated to you! No other users are on this network :) 
  • Once you start the lab, you will have access to a Kali terminal based instance. This machine has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.Z.
  • The lab has two target machines which should be located on two different subnets.
  • First target machine will be directly reachable from the attacker machine.
  • Second target machine will only be reachable from the first target machine. Hence, to solve the challenge, user has to use pivoting. 
  • The target systems most of times, belong to "admin" or "root" user. 
  • Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1 
  • You can use all tools installed in Kali to complete this lab.
  • We have also installed additional tools under the folder /root/tools. These might come in handy during this or other CTFs on AttackDefense. 

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  • This lab has only 1 Flag to be collected.
  • The Flag can be identified either by the strings flag, flagX, FLAG, FLAGX.
  • The Flag can either be a normal string or a 32-character random Hex string.

Password dictionaries to use:

  • /root/wordlists/100-common-passwords.txt
  • /usr/share/wordlists/metasploit/password.lst
  • /usr/share/seclists/Usernames/Names/names.txt
  • /usr/share/metasploit-framework/data/wordlists/unix_passwords.txt


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The following activities are strictly prohibited on this website unless otherwise explicitly stated as allowed in the mission statement:

  • Using automated scanners
  • Using brute force attacks
  • Denial of Service attacks
  • Attacking other student machines in challenges where you might achieve a shell on the vulnerable system
  • Attacking the lab infrastructure

Users violating the above will be either temporarily or permanently banned from the website. 

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Technical Support for this Lab:

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  • Giving hints for a lab exercise
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