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In this lab environment, the user will access a Kali GUI instance. A vulnerable machine running the SaltStack deployed at http://demo.ine.local
Your task is to fingerprint the application using command-line tools available on the Kali terminal and then exploit the application using the appropriate Metasploit module and get a meterpreter shell on the target.
In the SaltStack application, multiple serious vulnerabilities were found in 2020. The SaltStack is vulnerable to an authentication bypass and authorized directory traversals. This attack allows an attacker to retrieve the user token and run arbitrary commands on salt minions using the token.
The CVEs assigned to this vulnerability are CVE-2020-11651 and CVE-2020-11652. The severity base score of this vulnerability is 9.8, which is considered critical.
An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 2019.2.4 and 3000 before 3000.2. The salt-master process ClearFuncs class does not correctly validate method calls. This allows a remote user to access some methods without authentication. These methods can be used to retrieve user tokens from the salt master and/or run arbitrary commands on salt minions.
An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 2019.2.4 and 3000 before 3000.2. The salt-master process ClearFuncs class allows access to some methods that improperly sanitize paths. These methods allow arbitrary directory access to authenticated users.
- This lab is dedicated to you! No other users are on this network :)
- Once you start the lab, you will have access to a root terminal of a Kali instance
- Your Kali has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.Z. Run "ip addr" to know the values of X and Y.
- The target server should be located at the IP address 192.X.Y.3.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
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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