Offshore NIX01

Hi, there’s no area for Offshore so I’m posting in here.

I have the foothold on NIX01 but seem to be stuck here. I know there are two DBs that are on the box but can’t figure out a way to connect to them. I also know that the name of the second flag is probably a clue and I’ve found the mc files in the /etc/a*** directory but can’t seem to find anything to move forward. Nudges would be appreciated.

Anyone have nudges on upgrading shells? I’ve tried usual.
python -c …
Also tried sending a new shell via bash -c ‘bash-i …’

Both seem to freeze the box (yet run successfully in the process list). I’m not even sure what to read up on to tackle this problem.