Hack the Box (HTB) machines walkthrough series — Bounty

Today, we’ll be continuing with our series on Hack the Box (HTB) machines. This article contains the walkthrough of an HTB machine named Bounty.

HTB is an excellent platform that hosts machines belonging to multiple OSes. It also has some other challenges as well. Individuals have to solve the puzzle (simple enumeration plus pentest)  in order to log into the platform and download the VPN pack to connect to the machines hosted on the HTB platform.

Note: Only write-ups of retired HTB machines are allowed. The machine in this article, named Bounty, is retired.

The walkthrough

Let’s start with this machine.

1. Download the VPN pack for the individual user and use the guidelines to log into the HTB VPN.

2. The Bounty machine IP is 10.10.10.93

3. We will adopt the same methodology of performing penetration testing as we have used before. Let’s start with enumeration in order to gain as much information for the machine as possible.

4. As usual, let’s start with the Nmap scan to gather more information about the services running on this machine. [CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE]
<<nmap -sC -sV -oA Bounty 10.10.10.93>>

5. Since we have port 80 enabled on this machine, let’s start enumeration from there.

6. Nothing look out of sorts from above landing page, and there’s nothing interesting in the source code either.

7. Since we’ve hit a dead end for now, let’s try to brute-force the directories using Gobuster.
<<gobuster -u http://10.10.10.93 -w /usr/share/wordlists/dirbuster/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt -t 50 -x .aspx,.asp,.html>>

8. Above, we can see that there are some hits. Many of the uploaded files’ pages are 403s, so I think that files will be uploaded into this directory but only the complete path will have (Read more...)

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