I am a developer, new to security, currently trying my hardest to own root @ SolidState.
Like Mirai, user own was relatively simple, but it feels like I'm missing a very important piece of information in order to own root.
Without spoiling too much (even tho the machine is gone in a couple days), what I've done so far is reverse shell with weak user privileges, I looked around the system a little bit and found a py file that could potentially help me, but I did not manage to edit it properly. Even if I succeed in editing it I'm still pretty certain it'll run with my weak permissions.
I know a lot of people here only have "Try harder" as an answer, TIA but it will not be helpful.