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windows-service-exploitation-wmi | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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A Kali GUI machine and a target machine running a vulnerable WMI service are provided to you. The IP address of the target machine is provided in a text file named target placed on the Desktop of the Kali machine (/root/Desktop/target). 

Your task is to fingerprint the WMI service using the tools available on the Kali machine and then use wmiquery tool to execute WQL queries to get the desired output. is a part of the impacket toolkit which gives a WQL shell to execute WQL queries from an attacker machine. Please start the lab and answer the following questions:

1. What is the operating system target is running?
2. How many folders are shared?
3. How many windows command prompts the target machine is running?
4. Find suspicious windows service name. The name starts from back*
5. Find the hidden directory starts from bob* 
6. Find the flag directory. The Flags can be identified by the string: flag-

The following username and password may be used to access the service:



  • Your Kali machine has an interface with IP address 10.10.X.Y. Run “ip addr” to know the values of X and Y.
  • The IP address of the target machine is mentioned in the file “/root/Desktop/target”
  • Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.V.W.1 and 10.10.X.1
  • The Flags can be identified by the string: flag-

1. Flag

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