Manager – HackTheBox Writeup

Machine Name: Manager
Difficulty: Medium


Manager is a medium difficulty machine that starts with enumerating usernames and password spraying them to login to MSSQL shell. The MSSQL shell was used to fetch a configuration file containing user credentials that were used to obtain the user shell. Privilege Escalation consisted of abusing the Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) misconfiguration to issue an administrator certificate that was used to obtain the TGT hash and authenticate as administrator.

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