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Updating Git Repos

network-pentesting-git | Level: Easy  | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab

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Git is a distributed version control system for tracking changes in source code during software development. It is designed for coordinating work among programmers, but it can be used to track changes in any set of files.

The target machine has a git server and an API running on it. The git server allows the committed changes to be deployed to the API. To safeguard against the malicious users, the code can only be pushed by some authorized users as the git server requires credentials to authenticate the users before any code gets committed!

Despite all the preventive measures, there was an unintended functionality provided by the API which exposed all the API files and even some git internal files containing sensitive data!

Objective: Perform the following tasks:

1. Run auxiliary/scanner/http/git_scanner auxiliary module against the target API to retrieve the git config file.

2. Use the git config file to retrieve the credentials of an authorized user.

3. Modify the API code to get access to the target machine and retrieve the flag from it.


  • 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 GUI instance.

  • Your Kali instance has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ip a" to know the values of X and Y.

  • The git server should be running on the machine having IP address 192.X.Y.3.

  • Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1

1. Credentials of the authenticated user. Format: username:password
2. Flag present on the target machine

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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