Starting Point - Oopsie

Hello there, I just finished this machine using the walkthrough, and I was wondering what the point is to the post exploitation if you are able to find the flags w/o the credentials found in the .config file ?


From what I can gather with the starting point machines, they seem to be related to each other. Information you might find on one system, could be used for another system later.

I have successfully rooted the machine, it was fun and easy overall. I just have one problem… I dont have a flag in /root/user.txt ?? Ah nevermind, I am just being me… Because I escalated privileges with certain thing, I then tried to use it again and the system was confused and was using the one i created.