Diabolically reddish pentest. Building tunneling chains through docker containers on a Hack the Box virtual machine

How to seize control over a host located in a different subnetwork? The right answer is: build numerous intricate tunnels. This article addresses tunneling techniques and their application in pentesting using as an example Reddish, a hardcore virtual machine (insane difficulty level: 8 out of 10) available on Hack The Box training grounds.

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Solar stroke. Two severe vulnerabilities in Apache Solr

Not long ago, researchers have discovered two severe vulnerabilities in Apache Solr, a popular open-source full-text search platform. The first bug relates to incorrect handling of Velocity templates, while the second one originates from the DataImportHandler module. Their exploitation enables the attacker to execute commands remotely; therefore, both vulnerabilities must be treated as critical.

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Attacking Active Directory. An overview of actual privilege escalation techniques

Compromising a domain controller involves more than just finding a known vulnerability, stealing user credentials, or identifying an error in the security policy settings. The above ‘achievements’ grant only the minimum access level that may be insufficient for your goals. Therefore, to deliver a successful attack, you must escalate your system privileges in Active Directory. This article is dedicated to this intriguing process.

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