Pen Test Assessment

Penetration Test Assessment A penetration test assessment was a requirement of a short cource on Penetration Testing from the Charles Sturt University. As part of the assessment, students were provided an ova image of a virtual machine. The virtual machine was to be the target of a penetration test, and students were expected to obtain flags for submission. A walkthrough of the assessment is presented here. For the benefit of other students, the names and values of the flags have been redacted, and replaced with the string REDACTED

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CentOS 6.4 VirtualBox VM won’t boot up after doing an update/upgrade!!!

Often times, I employ a CentOS VirtualBox virtual machine (VM) as a development, testing and staging environment, I love the flexibility of virtual environments for testing and development work before moving my work to production environments. Recently I ran a yum update and yum upgrade on a CentOS 6.4 VM and subsequently rebooted it, only to be greeted by a blank screen following bootup. A quick search of virtual TTY terminals yielded a login

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