I downloaded from vulnhub and put Kioptrix 2014 on my lab network for my next machine challenge. This box had some software I hadn’t seen before, exposed social security numbers and lacked some of the commands I usually attacked.
I wasn’t able to get an interactive shell without using the metasploit framework, which is a little disappointing….but overall it was a fun box to hack on.
If you’re looking for tools like
route and are getting a
command not found error, you are missing the
net-tools package. This used to be installed by default, but since Ubuntu 18.04 it is not.
Simple fix. Just install it:
sudo apt-get install -y net-tools
Ever since Ubuntu, my Linux distro of choice, switched from
/etc/network/interfaces to start using Netplan I have a mental block about how to configure a static IP. Hence this post.
Today I wanted to keep working through the Kioptrix Level 1.2. I pulled the machine from vulnhub and set it up on my ESXi lab network.
I’m running Kali on an OLD Macbook Air. I ran an update today and was having trouble completing the initramfs update so I removed the old kernels and rebooted.
Of course when the system came back up, the wifi adapter wasn’t working. Missing firmware. The Macbook is using a Broadcom 43224 device.
After some troubleshooting and internet researching, I found I needed to install a brcmsmac package. Thanks to this debian wiki page. I grabbed an Alfa USB wireless adapter to get online in the meantime.
These are the commands I ran. Simple fix, just using apt-get and modprobe.
sudo apt-get install firmware-brcm80211
modprobe -r brcmsmac
The wifi adapter came back up after that. Just leaving this here in case it can help someone else too.