Starting Point - Markup - job.bat

Hello everybody,

I have completed all the Starting Point machines except the root flag from Markup machine.
I’m stuck at the last step where I need to change job.bat file and get a reverse shell when the scheduled job runs.

I’ve successfully changed the file but after some time it reverts to its original state without triggering my nc listener. I’ve tried over and over again with no luck. Any ideas?

I was having the same problem, though I did notice when i ran the nc.exe from the local shell I received an error ‘The system cannot execute the specified program.’ indicating the nc.exe was corrupted. I uploaded a fresh nc via sftp and replayed the exploit and got a shell. Hope this helps


Thank you very much. nc was the cause of the problem the whole time. Great advice!