Simple is better.
I think the reason the hints are like that, is because any extra bit of info might already be a spoiler. Keep it simple, focus on what info you already have (filename), and you'll see that you can do it.
Very frustrating :( . It's been a few days that I've been messing with this box. Getting user.txt was relatively quick, but I only had it through LFI, and not because I actually owned user. Tried a bunch of scripts, tried messing wi…
The tip that helped me the most and also made me realize that it's always better to start off simple and then advance as necessary.
Just take a paper and a pen and treat it as a brain teaser. I promise it's all you need.
So you're saying that if we found the ports and attempted exploiting it properly but failed, it's because of the environment? How did people get that reverse shell then? They were just lucky?