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Maintaining access VII
persistence-maintaining-access | Level: Easy | Total Lab Runs: 0 | Premium Lab |
You are given SSH access on the target machine. The flag is not on the machine yet. Once the "wait" file present in the user's home directory is deleted, the real user will log into the systems, run "date" command among others and save the flag in user home directory. However, on the deletion of this file, the password will be changed, SSH will be restarted and all newly started processed will be killed.
Initial SSH Credentials
- Maintain access on the target machine.
- Retrieve the flag.
- 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
Leverage PATH environment variable to make the user execute some custom script instead of the original date command.
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