Rooted. Cool box, i learned a few things. Overall, I think Admirer was a bit harder than this one, but both were good experiences.
- Enum and Foothold is the most challenging part of this box
- Due to issues I had with the low priv shell, I ended up doing the work to get to the ‘lateral’ user first, got a better shell and then was able to back up into the user holding the flag based on enum.
- root isn’t difficult, just knowing who you are and some quick research if you are not familiar with the privesc.
Thanks to @Dark0 for the nudge on the foothold.