HackTheBox (HTB) Writeup Index
initinfosec’s HackTheBox (HTB) Writeup Index
Welcome to the index/landing page for a series of walkthroughs I intend to publish on my hacking practise.
For now, I will be going through as many boxes on TJNull’s/netsecfocus list of OSCP like boxes as I can in preparation for the PWK, which I intend to take somewhat soon. (All of the boxes on this list are retired, which requires a HTB VIP membership. If you’re working on one of these boxes as well, you can also check out the official walkthrough and/or IppSec’s video walkthroughs on each boxes’ page on the HTB site.
As the purpose of these boxes are learning, it’s important to know two things when reading this series of walkthroughs:
1) I’m not an experienced/”pro”/l337 hacker. There’s a lot I don’t know going in to each of these boxes. I will probably take some wrong or inefficient steps at times. I plan to document some of these as well to show what I learned, where I went wrong, and how to avoid the same mistake and get something working. There’s often more than one way to own these boxes, I will just be documenting my path.
2) I will try to avoid the use of metasploit/msf automated scripts as much as possible. As you can only use msf once in OSCP, I think it’s important to try to learn how to run the exploit the manual way. I will not be coding exploits from the ground up, but I will be trying to throw them at the targets without the aid of msf to exploit the targets and gain the shells/callbacks. Yes, in real engagements, we would use msf to our heart’s content, but the more I do manually know, the more I believe I will learn for the future.
Thanks for stopping by. You can find the index of all the writeups for each box I’ve done here. I will try to update this index with each new walkthrough I post.
initinfosec HackTheBox Writeup Index
|Hostname||Operating System||Difficulty Level||Date|
|Blocky||Linux||Easy||21 Sept 2020|
|OpenAdmin||Linux||Easy||31 Aug 2020|
|Bastion||Windows||Easy||28 Aug 2020|
|Mango||Linux||Medium||27 Aug 2020|
|Postman||Linux||Easy||27 Aug 2020|
|Cache||Linux||Medium||10 July 2020|
|Traceback||Linux||Easy||07 July 2020|
|Sauna||Windows||Easy||29 Jun 2020|
|Magic||Linux||Medium||19 Jun 2020|
|ServMon||Windows||Easy||17 Jun 2020|
|Admirer||Linux||Easy||16 Jun 2020|
|Blunder||Linux||Esy||11 Jun 2020|
|Remote||Windows||Easy||10 Jun 2020|
|Bastard||Windows||Medium||10 Feb 2020|
|Networked||Linux||Easy||03 Feb 2020|
|Arctic||Windows||Easy||02 Feb 2020|
|SolidState||Linux||Medium||02 Feb 2020|
|SwagShop||Linux||Easy||01 Feb 2020|
|Irked||Linux||Easy||31 Jan 2020|
|Sense||FreeBSD||Easy||30 Jan 2020|
|Cronos||Linux||Medium||28 Jan 2020|
|Bounty||Windows||Easy||27 Jan 2020|
|Sunday||Solaris||Easy||24 Jan 2020|
|Poison||FreeBSD||Medium||23 Jan 2020|
|Valentine||Linux||Easy||19 Jan 2020|
|Nibbles||Linux||Easy||19 Jan 2020|
|Jerry||Windows||Easy||17 Jan 2020|
|Bashed||Linux||Easy||16 Jan 2020|
|Legacy||Windows||Easy||13 Jan 2020|
|Lame||Linux||Easy||13 Jan 2020|
|Devel||Windows||Easy||31 Dec 2019|
|Beep||Linux||Easy||29 Dec 2019|
|Shocker (using msf)||Linux||Easy||27 Dec 2019|
|Haystack||Linux||Easy||29 Oct 2019|
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