Basic Pentesting: 2 Walkthrough

Here’s another easy VulnHub VM.

My goal this month is to increase the speed that I pop these boxes, in preparation for the OSCP.

I had already completed the first entry in the Basic Pentesting series by this author in about 20 minutes, and wanted to see if I could crack this one in under an hour as well. The author states that it is a “a moderate step up in difficulty” from the first.

Let’s dig in!

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LazySysAdmin: 1 Walkthrough

LazySysAdmin is another VulnHub CTF.

The description suggests you shouldn’t overthink this. The author states that it was built out of frustration from failing the OSCP exam and that you should be looking right “in front of you” for the answers.

The description intrigued me, as my main goal this month has been to increase the speed that I solve these VMs and reduce the time wasted in rabbit holes.

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CompTIA PenTest+ Study Guide

Here’s my study guide for the CompTIA PenTest+ beta exam. I have yet to take the test, but have been following the random public comments shared by others.

All of these topics are from the exam objectives, but some things are mentioned more often online than others. I’m focusing my studies on what people are talking about the most.

Must Know for the CompTIA PenTest+

Or, what to study hardest…

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Kioptrix Level 1.1 (#2) Walkthrough

How to Get Root in Kioptrix 2

Kioptrix 2 is a Vulnhub VM. This is the first in a series of write-ups of various hands-on hacking resources I will be working through on my way to the OSCP.

First: get the IP addresses

Make note of the local IP address for Kali Linux (the attacking machine)

We will need this later for reverse shells and other fun.

ifconfig

Find the Kioptrix VM

netdiscover

Look for something in the netdiscover output with a MAC Vendor / Hostname of “VMWare.”

Found it, in my case it’s 192.168.1.114

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