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You have terminal access to a low privileged user "student" on an Ubuntu server. The server is configured to use a local PyPi repository. The administrator has scheduled a script which installs "systat" python library and executes one of its functions to print the system information, after every minute.
It is important to note here that the PyPi server is configured to only store wheel (.whl) packages
Objective: Escalate to root and retrieve the flag!
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- This lab is dedicated to you! No other users are on this network :)
- Once you start the lab, you will have access to a terminal of a customized Ubuntu instance with user "student"
- Your Ubuntu has an interface with IP address 192.X.Y.2. Run "ip addr" to know the values of X and Y.
- Do not attack the gateway located at IP address 192.X.Y.1
- Twine (https://pypi.org/project/twine/) is installed on the Ubuntu instance
The following activities are strictly prohibited on this website unless otherwise explicitly stated as allowed in the mission statement:
- Using automated scanners
- Using brute force attacks
- Denial of Service attacks
- Attacking other student machines in challenges where you might achieve a shell on the vulnerable system
- Attacking the lab infrastructure
Users violating the above will be either temporarily or permanently banned from the website.
If you are unsure about an activity, then please contact support to confirm that it is allowed on our website.
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