Pilgrimage – HackTheBox Writeup

Machine Name: Pilgrimage
Difficulty: Easy


Pilgrimage is an easy machine which starts with identifying the ImageMagick tool that the target web application uses to shrink images. The tool is vulnerable to Arbitrary File Reads which enable us to fetch the credentials from a database file. These credentials were used to SSH and gain a user shell. The privilege escalation consists of exploiting Binwalk that runs inside a cron script.

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