HackTheBox | POV

In this walkthrough, I demonstrate how I obtained complete ownership of POV on HackTheBox
HackTheBox | POV

Initial Foothold Hint:

  • Are there any particular input points or buttons on the web page that you can test user input or tamper with URL query parameters?
  • Look at particular words in the URL query parameters and if you're not sure what they are, ask Google how they can be abused

Privilege Escalation Hint:

  • Any interesting files on the file system?
  • What privileges does your new user session have?
  • You might need to use a meterpreter shell to finish the job

Nmap Results

# Nmap 7.94SVN scan initiated Tue Jan 30 16:24:53 2024 as: nmap -Pn -p- -sT --min-rate 5000 -A -oN nmap.txt
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.014s latency).
Not shown: 65534 filtered tcp ports (no-response)
80/tcp open  http    Microsoft IIS httpd 10.0
|_http-title: pov.htb
| http-methods: 
|_  Potentially risky methods: TRACE
|_http-server-header: Microsoft-IIS/10.0
Warning: OSScan results may be unreliable because we could not find at least 1 open and 1 closed port
Device type: general purpose
Running (JUST GUESSING): Microsoft Windows 2019 (88%)
Aggressive OS guesses: Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (88%)
No exact OS matches for host (test conditions non-ideal).
Network Distance: 2 hops
Service Info: OS: Windows; CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

TRACEROUTE (using proto 1/icmp)
1   13.98 ms
2   14.12 ms

OS and Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at https://nmap.org/submit/ .
# Nmap done at Tue Jan 30 16:25:35 2024 -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 42.09 seconds

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