To make progress at your elite hacker level, you need to gain points. For example, if at 500 points you change from pro hacker to Elite hacker, you will need to have more than 500 points to make progress. Unless you reach that 500 mark, your progres…
The initial foothold and Getting user eats most of the time. Getting user has more struggle than root. Also, with all the resets on the free server, maintaining shell was tough.
Overall, Okay-ish machine. Well, In the end, learned something new. Pm…
> @LordeDestro said:
> I decrypted drupal.enc.txt and got password and possible user d***el but when i ssh using that its saying permission denied
Read the decrypted message. You have a hint as to where can you use that information.
Overall, This was a good box. Apart from the initial part (which was new for me), everything is straightforward for the user.
For Priv Esc, just read what's in front of you and enumerate. Little googling will help as well.
Pm for hints if needed :…
Is the machine unstable on the Free Server? I am getting this almost every time I am working on the machine.
"WARNING: Failed to daemonise. This is quite common and not fatal. Connection refused (111) "
Finally obtained root flag. Awesome Machine. I am just a month old in HTB and this was the hardest machine for me. Really learnt a lot. Special thanks to @tobor and @Tract0r for helping out.Pm for hints if needed.