My labtime expires coming Tuesday. But I found out that the 16th is the last day I can schedule my exam, because the Offsec guys will be having vacation starting next week. So I decided to just schedule it and suffer once again. I could have waited another 2 weeks, but it will be right before I start my new job. Also, I don't like doing it during the weekends.
So I'll just give it my best shot tomorrow. I penetrated almost the entire student network and some hosts on the other subnets, so I think I'm ready. Unfortunately I lost the notes from about 15-20 machines I rooted during my lab extension. I was stupid enough to not read the exploit code, and it wiped almost all of my files from my virtual machine >_<
But that's ok, now for sure I'll never EVER skip reading exploit code. Yeah 91 bytes for a bind shell seems small And calling a function pointer that points to the shellcode also doesn't seem harmless Though, now I can laugh about it.
Anyway, tomorrow at 4pm my exam will start. I couldn't schedule it to be sooner, but oh well. I expect things to go a lot smoother/faster, but who knows. I'll try to keep you guys up to date during the exam, if time allows it.