This is a writeup about a retired HacktheBox machine:
This box is classified as an easy machine. It was publish on January the 25th by
This box is a bit different that the other ones on HTB. Until the last step you
never have a shell on the box (and none is needed to root it). All commands and
enumeration are done on the SMB service. There is also a personnalized service
Getting user involve understanding a bit of cryptography (homemade combination
of base64 and AES) but nothing too complexe.
Getting root required to decompile some .NET executable to get some parameter
for the homemade encryption.