Great write up V3ded, Just missed Silo, real shame looks like it would of been a lot o fun
Thanks for the feedback. And indeed, it was an amazing box. As I wrote; one of my alltime favorites!
I managed it at the 11th hour after reading SYSTEM a few days ago, I finally figured out what i was doing wrong with odat to upload a webshell. Missing that --sysdba flag in odat really messed me up.
Yeah, I struggled for some time as well. But when I was googling for sqlplus connect command I found you can append AS SYSDBA at the end which will grant sudo like privileges. I tried it and it worked. So you could say it was luck from my side :P.