Format
Format
Format 542
Format
RETIRED MACHINE

Format

Format - Linux Linux
Format - Medium Medium

4.2

MACHINE RATING

2779

USER OWNS

2701

SYSTEM OWNS

13/05/2023

RELEASED
Created by coopertim13

Machine Synopsis

Format is a medium-difficulty Linux machine that highlights security problems caused by how a solution is structured. The foothold involves PHP source code review, uncovering and exploiting a local file read/write vulnerability and capitalising on a misconfiguration in Nginx to execute commands on a Redis Unix socket. Lateral movement includes exploring the Redis database to uncover user passwords, while privilege escalation revolves around a Python script running with root privileges, which is susceptible to code injection.

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