Vulnhub : JANGOW: 1.0.1: Walkthrough

Suhel Kathi
6 min readMay 12, 2022

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This Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing(VAPT) was performed during my summer holiday The detailed report and our findings are described below.


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My Lab Setup

I am running a Windows OS with Virtualbox installed. For this specific exercise, I have 2 virtual machines. The first is a Kali linux. The second is the virtual machine for JANGOW: 1.0.1. Both VM are on bridged adapter mode.

About JANGOW: 1.0.1

The goal of the capture the flag (CTF) is to gain root access to the target machine.,754/


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Lets Get Started

The machine will automatically be assigned an IP address from the network DHCP. It will be visible on the login screen. For me its

Now we need to find out the open ports and services available on the machine. We will use the Nmap.

Nmap is now one of the core tools used by network administrators to map their networks. The program can be used to find live hosts on a network, perform port scanning, ping sweeps, OS detection, and version detection

-sV enumerate the version information

  • p- for full port scan

Here we had found that port 21 & 80 is open.

Trying to access port 21 by using default username & password.

It results Login Failed……..

After that try to open it in browser port 80 is open

We found one folder named site/ which took us to the below website

We run a Dirb scan to identify the hidden files and folders.

DIRB is a Web Content Scanner. It looks for existing (and/or hidden) Web Objects. It basically works by launching a dictionary based attack against a web server and analyzing the responses

In result we had found there is a wordpress folder in the web application.

Lets dig more by using gobuster

Gobuster is a tool used to brute-force URIs including directories and files as well as DNS subdomains

Lets find out what is in the wordpress……….

Here we have found 2 files

Index.html & config.php

In config.php we have found the following result…..

While exploring the website we had found a file buscar as it seems vulnerable

It give us the username & password

Username : jangow01

Password : abygurl69

Now lets use the above following credentials to login

Lets try the same credentials with remote machine

Successfully logged in with the same credentials

Username : jangow01

Password : abygurl69

Lets explore the remote machine

We checked the content of the current directory and we have found user.txt

Now lets try to find the os version using uname –a

Uname : It is a utility to check the system information of your Linux computer. The uname command is commonly used to checks OS details, OS architecture (32 bit or 64 bit), Linux Kernel version, and Kernel release.

We get to know that kernel is vulnerable. Lets find out the exploit and we have found the dirtycow-mem.c

Lets get this exploit

Execute the highlighted command on kali machine which is : gcc –Wall –o dirtycow-mem.c –ldl –lpthread

After executing it now lets put it in the remote machine

Now lets execute the exploit in the remote machine by giving the execution permission to the exploit

Exploit done Successfully and we get the remote access

This is the end. Thank you for reading this write-up.