Hint for Waldo

rooted, learned something new, though it wasn`t obvious from the machine alone, or at least that’s what I feel.

Got user pretty easily. Trying for root, logged in as m****** and have been playing around with what’s available but absolutely - can anyone PM with some pointers as to what to focus on?

EDIT: Rooted. Thanks mcruz and ZaphodBB

Rooted PM for any hints.

Thanks to all that gave me hints, but didn’t give it away - valuable lesson.

OMG, I keep getting ‘invalid format’ even though I’ve tried using the formatter and removed the ‘\n’…

I got in, but I’m not sure where to start to get privesc. I used a certain script to check some information but nothing really pops out (for me atleast).

EDIT:
Managed to get in with m****** but unsure what the next step is.

Nice box, finally rooted. Never thought of this for priv esc. Not that straight forward but think “around the corner”. everything needed is already stated :wink:
Feel free to PM for nudges.

thank you all for holding my hand through that one… especially @mcruz .
Finally got root… PM me if you need help, happy to return the favor.

Finally got user. I feel so stupid sometimes.

Just rooted!! I would like to say “THANKS!” to the creator of this box and to those that helped me to figure out what to do when I was lost. No names needed, you know who you are ^^

Rooted. Learned a new concept with this box which is always nice! PM for nudges

Got user, the n***** user, no idea how to privesc… hint pls D:

Yes! Rooted…learned a lot about something I had no idea existed. Big thanks to Jamesa and Mcruz for the right guidance.

With this root, I have obtained the rank “hacker”. Woohoo! Still feel like a newb, though :wink:

I think I’m in the right place with the “special” file, I’m just unclear how I make “the special one” interact and read or otherwise examine the root.txt file for me to then see its contents.

I found some process has c??_setu?? but cannot exploit. Am I on the right way?

Hi
Please could someone give me some pointers to get the initial foothold. I can see file contents and folders. But seem to restricted to a certain folder.
Thanks

@moony8272 said:
Hi
Please could someone give me some pointers to get the initial foothold. I can see file contents and folders. But seem to restricted to a certain folder.
Thanks

Look at the files you can see, Read the code and try to discover how they work.

Just out of curiosity, I was able to log in and do some scanning, now when I want to sing this song from Queen, I am unable to do it. Any usable hints or directions without spoilers on this one. :slight_smile:

This one was quite funny, I was banging my head and then something obvious came. This is something I completely overlooked. Great machine but a bit annoying.

Wow what a box! As others have said, learned loads on this about something I’d never heard of.

Thanks to @mcruz @bowlslaw @grepthis and @nomad17 who gave me hints along the way and pulled me out of many a rabbit hole.

If anyone wants a spoiler-free nudge feel free to PM me.