Tags: linux privilege_escalation suid 

Rating: 5.0

# Talking To The Dead 1-4

`ssh server = [email protected]`
`ssh password = hacktober-Underdog-Truth-Glimpse`

## Problem
We've obtained access to a server maintained by spookyboi. There are four flag files that we need you to read and submit (flag1.txt, flag2.txt, etc).

## Solution
we need to obtain 4 files.

flag1.txt flag2.txt flag3.txt and flag4.txt

lets get searching!

for this we can use the find command.

#find / -iname *flag* 2>/dev/null | grep .txt#
![alt text](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ozzzozo/writeups/main/ctfs/hacktober/linux/talking_to_the_dead_1-4/0.png)
here we are searching for files that have `flag` in their name and grepping the ones that are .txt files.

and we got the flags location!

we can read the first 2 flags but the others give us permission denied.

#cat /home/luciafer/Documents/flag1.txt#
#cat /home/luciafer/Documents/.flag2.txt#

flag{cb07e9d6086d50ee11c0d968f1e5c4bf1c89418c} - flag 1
flag{728ec98bfaa302b2dfc2f716d3de7869f3eadcbf} - flag 2

lets priv esc!

runing `sudo -l` gives us `bash: sudo: command not found`

I will not try to upload linpeas here.

lets search for suid.

#find / -perm -u=s -type f 2>/dev/null#
![alt text](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ozzzozo/writeups/main/ctfs/hacktober/linux/talking_to_the_dead_1-4/1.png)
we find /usr/local/bin/ouija

which looks weird.

lets try to run it.

looks like its for file reading in the root directory.
![alt text](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ozzzozo/writeups/main/ctfs/hacktober/linux/talking_to_the_dead_1-4/2.png)
lets try to read flag4 on the root directory.

we can see the that file puts `/root/` at the start for us.

so we just need to enter the file name in the root directory.
![alt text](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ozzzozo/writeups/main/ctfs/hacktober/linux/talking_to_the_dead_1-4/3.png)
#/usr/local/bin/ouija flag4.txt#
![alt text](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ozzzozo/writeups/main/ctfs/hacktober/linux/talking_to_the_dead_1-4/4.png)
and we have flag4!

flag{4781cbffd13df6622565d45e790b4aac2a4054dc} - flag 4

now to read flag3 on spookyboi Documents directory.

#/usr/local/bin/ouija ../home/spookyboi/Documents/flag3.txt#

we need to escape the default `/root/` directory so we add `../` at the start
![alt text](https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ozzzozo/writeups/main/ctfs/hacktober/linux/talking_to_the_dead_1-4/5.png)
and we have flag 3!

flag{445b987b5b80e445c3147314dbfa71acd79c2b67} - flag 3

Original writeup (https://github.com/ozzzozo/writeups/tree/main/ctfs/hacktober/linux/talking_to_the_dead_1-4).