Basic pentesting 1



1959 Compromissions 29%

Note  Notation

57 Votes


This is a small boot2root VM I created for my university’s cyber security group. It contains multiple remote vulnerabilities and multiple privilege escalation vectors. I did all of my testing for this VM on VirtualBox, so that’s the recommended platform. I have been informed that it also works with VMware, but I haven’t tested this personally.

This VM is specifically intended for newcomers to penetration testing. If you’re a beginner, you should hopefully find the difficulty of the VM to be just right.

Your goal is to remotely attack the VM and gain root privileges. Once you’ve finished, try to find other vectors you might have missed!

Compromission time

2 hours

Operating system


start this virtual environnement

CTF Results CTF Results for Basic pentesting 1

Pseudo Virtual Environnement Attackers count Time start Environnement compromised in
- Basic pentesting 1 0 11 January 2019 at 15:07 -
- Basic pentesting 1 0 29 November 2018 at 17:20 -
- Basic pentesting 1 0 14 November 2018 at 14:59 -