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Cron is a life save for admins when it comes to doing periodic maintainence tasks on the system. They can even be used in cases where tasks are performed within individual user directories. However, such automations need to be used with caution or can lead to easy privilege escalation attacks.
Your mission is to get a root shell on the box and retrieve the flag!
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