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OSCP exam tomorrow (16th)

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Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:50 pm

OSCP exam tomorrow (16th)

Hey guys,

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 :P 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.
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Post Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:07 pm

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zeroflaw wrote:Hey guys,

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 :P 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.


Good Luck!
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:05 am

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Good luck, zeroflaw!
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:06 am

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Best of luck!
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:59 am

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Thanks guys! Waiting for the e-mail now. Got my command shells with nmap, nikto and dirbuster ready :)
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:32 am

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Did you complete your exam? How it went? good luck
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:46 am

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Good Luck!!! Remember to keep some refreshments and music handy.
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:26 am

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Good luck.

Let us know how it was..
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:32 pm

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Got one shell. Few passwords and some interesting things on other boxes. It's not going well I'm afraid. Though during my previous attempt it took about this long to root the first box. Doing my best at the moment..
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Post Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:42 pm

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Thought I'd give you guys an update. Even though things are going kinda bad now, I just did my most epic privilege escalation ever :D Rooted one box just now, I'm saving another easier one for later. Slowly getting some points..

5:43 AM now. I guess I won't be sleeping tonight  :-[
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:17 am

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Hey, perhaps a little bit late, but good luck! any update on how it went? i'm guessing you are sleeping it off right now, hehe...
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:28 am

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Still trying.. But it's all just dead ends so it seems. Guess I'll be failing this for the third time >_>
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:29 am

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zeroflaw wrote:Still trying.. But it's all just dead ends so it seems. Guess I'll be failing this for the third time >_>


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Post Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:32 am

Re: OSCP exam tomorrow (16th)

Exam was way different, as expected. Though, I didn't expect it was much harder then the previous attempt. I only got 2 shells now, and some vulnerabilities that didn't turn into shells. I skipped one of the machines on purpose and saved it for last. Figured I was going to fail anyway if I didn't get some of the others first.

I'm afraid that as this point, I just don't have what it takes to become an OSCP. On several machines everything checked out, the right kernel version, installed services. It sucks because I thought I was much better prepared this time, bought the labtime after all. Rooted almost the whole student network and some boxes on the other networks.

On my previous attempt, I even hardly practised beforehand and did better. I guess at this point for me it really depends on the machines. I had a shell on a high point machine, but couldn't get a shell on a machine that had the lowest points. I didn't sleep again, but I took some breaks. I had enough energy, and could think straight most of the time.

Now I'll be having a go at this again in maybe a month or so. I'm not sure what to learn or to practice on, considering my labtime ends tomorrow. I've learned some cool tricks today, and I could say that's what counts, but I'm just not feeling that right now. I really thought I would pass this time. Better luck next time I hope. I'll get different machines and different chances.

I respect those who passed the exam in one attempt :P Or actually everyone that passed it lol. I'll just accept that I still have a lot to learn, and a lot of experience to gain.
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Post Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:35 am

Re: OSCP exam tomorrow (16th)

You might want to focus on rooting all the way to the admin network. Just getting the student network might not be enough...
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