Stratosphere -

Target Enumeration:

OS: Linux


User: e610b298611fa732fca1665a1c02336b

Root: d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e

Ports / Services / Software Versions Running

22/tcp open ssh OpenSSH 7.4p1 Debian 10+deb9u2 (protocol 2.0)

80/tcp open http

8080/tcp open http-proxy

Vulnerability Exploited:

Apache Struts vulnerability to read mysql database gives ssh password for user richard

Privilege Escalation:

User allowed to run python as sudoer

Python input() vulnerability allows root command execution

Exploiting the host:

Nmap (8080 is not included in screenshot)


Monitoring and manager discovered.

Manager is basic auth to tomcat manager

Bruteforce with intruder and a large wordlist (basic auth and all default creds) none worked

Dirb found /host-manager/ which was also bruteforced.

Nothing useful so far.

Enumerating /Monitor/ gives us a clue to a struts vuln.

Downloading the following script allows code execution

Executing the script gives you:

Find the tomcat users file

Now you have the password:

This was not useful.

Looking in the current root dir we see a file called db_cocnnect

Looking at the contents gives us some credentials



This did not work as a login so try admin admin and enumerate the database

This password works for the user richard

Sudo -l gives you

Looking at we can abuse the input() function to get a root shell using python2.7 specifically as a sudo user. It is also possible to crack all of the hashes however this does not give you a root shell as does not exist.

Enter the following command to get root.

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