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CTF5 LAMPsecurity Walkthrough

In this article we will try to solve one more CTF challenge . We can download this machine from vulnhub . This machine is designed for beginners.


first step is to find the IP address of the targeted machine . For that we used the command : netdiscover -i wlan0

Next step is to check for open ports and for that we used the command : nmap -p-

We can see this machine has many open ports . but we decided to browse HTTP Service on port 80 so open the browser and type in the URL we can see that it is a website of a phake organization

So now we started to discover this website and we found a login a page when we clicked on Blog->Admin Login

So we tried to find different vulnerabilities but we failed to do so. then we also check source code but in source code there was no useful information that can be used to login .

So after thinking a lot we noticed a word NanoCMS , we searched on internet if this has some vulnerability or not and yes we found a vulnerability on a website.

So we decided to open this page as described in the website. So we visited the URL

So now its time to crack the hash . we go to the link : to crack the hash .

Now we have admin login credentials as :

username : admin

password : shannon

now we can use this credentials to login to main panel of the website.

Here we can see that admin can add a New Page so we visit to pages & Options to see information about other pages to check if we can add a .php file so that we can get a meterpreter session.But we didn't see any php file there but still we tried by adding a new page . Now we create a malicious php code as show in the image and copy that code and paste it into the content of the new page that we want to add.

Now we clicked on Add Page to add the page. Now logout and go to to execute this malicious code but before that open meterpreter and set everything to get a session.

Now click on the page clickme.

Now we have meterpreter session as shown in the image now we type in shell to get a shell then by using python-one-liner we get a stable shell.

by using command uname -r we find that kernel version is old . so there are chances that there is exploit available for this version . So we searched on internet and found a exploit on website :