Writeup for Hackthebox: Postman

For box Postman, the initial foothold is established by exploiting a security misconfiguration in REDIS. Through this vector an attacker can establish a SSH connection as an unprivileged user.

Enumerate using nmap and notice REDIS port is open

# cat postmap-nmap2.txt |grep "Discovered open port"
Discovered open port 22/tcp on
Discovered open port 80/tcp on
Discovered open port 6379/tcp on
Discovered open port 10000/tcp on

follow tutorial on

Writeup for Hackthebox: Haystack

Nmap detects three open ports, ssh, http and elasticsearch

root@kali:~/projects# nmap
Starting Nmap 7.80 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2019-10-13 01:49 EDT
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.021s latency).Not shown: 997 filtered ports
22/tcp   open  ssh
80/tcp   open  http
9200/tcp open  wap-wsp

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 6.64 seconds

A browser connection to the host reveals a page with the image of a needle

Writeup for Hackthebox: Heist

Heist is a box labeled easy and contains practical enumeration techniques and attack vectors. Initial foothold is achieved by leveraging an improper security configuration.
Start by checking what ports are open:

nmap -sS -Pn -A
80/tcp  open  http          Microsoft IIS httpd 10.0
135/tcp open  msrpc         Microsoft Windows RPCc
445/tcp open  microsoft-ds?

Enumerate public files and folders on webserver

Subscribe to hackthebox