Interface – HackTheBox Writeup

Machine Name: Interface
Difficulty: Medium


Interface is a medium machine that requires some “curling” skills to form request and demystify their respective response codes. The machine has a lot of fuzzing for API endpoints and parameters which lead to an exploit for DomPDF. The vulnerability deals with how DomPDF caches the font file and allows remote files to be read. The privilege escalation teaches a new technique that abuses Arithmetic Expression Injection in bash scripts.

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