Totally agree with you, too sad. it was a great box !
I though they will at least release an Insane Windows box to replace it but no, instead *nix :/
Too much *nix machines, not enough windows machines.
It's not about low level people. If you found the file, i say "enum,enum,enum" because it should be clear what you have to do and how to do it.
It's not even about level, but more about clearness, you have a CVE, you…
Enum carefully the network environment, google and you are in.
You are in ? Great ! How much you know about a common way to communicate between application and the environment you are in ?
If it's working like you said and you've done everything correctly, maybe this pile of useless garbage is not useless after all, check some magic spells on this garbage and see which fit it the most ;)
At this point i can only tell without spoiling that you should enum carefully the port where you found that file, some juicy info are waiting, after that you will understand what you need to do. If you don't know how to pr…
You have some configuration files, and a web page what do you need more ?
Look at the conf files and also interact with one of the open port, you may found something useful to use. You need to understand the infrastructure of t…
If you've done user, the root part is straightforward before even getting on the box. Come back to your notes and also maybe the different articles that you have read for the first part.