Delivery HackTheBox WalkThrough
This is Delivery HackTheBox machine walkthrough. In this writeup, I have demonstrated step-by-step how I rooted to
Delivery HTB machine. Before starting let us know something about this machine. It is a
Linux OS box with IP address
10.10.10.222 and difficulty
easy assigned by its maker. First of all, connect your PC with
HackTheBox VPN and make sure your connectivity with Delivery machine by pinging its IP 10.10.10.222. If all goes correct then start hacking.
As usual, I started by scanning the machine. Used Nmap (port scanner) for this task and the result is below-
$ nmap -sV -p- -T4 -oA nmap/delivery-all 10.10.10.222
$ cat nmap/delivery-all.nmap
Nmap found ports
8065 as open.
OpenSSH on port 22,
nginx web server on port 80 are running. Port 8065 has some unknown service running which nmap could not enumerate. Since web server is running on port 80 so we should have some website running over this server which can be accessed at URL http://10.10.10.222. But before accessing this URL, let us add
delivery.htb to our
hosts file. Now URL http://10.10.10.222 became http://delivery.htb after host file modification.
Ongoing to http://delivery.htb found a new subdomain
help.delivery.htb so added it too to our
hosts file. The hosts file is present in
Hosts File After Modification
$ cat /etc/hosts
After some initial enumeration on http://delivery.htb found
MatterMost Server running at port
8065 which can be accessed at URL http://delivery.htb:8065/ and nothing interesting is present on this page. So moved forward for enumeration on http://helpdesk.delivery.htb.
After going to this URL found
SUPPORT CENTER (Support Ticket System). There is a
Sign In page, then tried to login with some default credentials like admin: admin, admin: password, delivery: password, etc. but all failed.
Opening New Ticket
Then I created a new ticket by clicking on ‘
Open a New Ticket‘ with the following details.
Contact Information fill the following info or something other which you want.
This is issue1,
Fill the Captcha and then Click on
Create Ticket button to create a new ticket. After creating a ticket you will get a message which looks something like below as in screenshot. This message has a ticket id and assigned email address using which you can contact them. Note down them because they will be needed further.
Assigned Email Address:
Then click on
Check Ticket Status in menu bar and
sign in using the following credentials or the one using which you have created ticket.
4076334, and click on
View Ticket to view the ticket. You will get a page like this
Leave this page as it is and go to URL http://delivery.htb:8065/ in new tab and click on
Create one now to create a new account.
Fill following info in
What’s your email address? :
[email protected] (replace it with your Ticket Email Address)
Choose your username:
Choose your password:
Anything@123, and click on create account button to create a new account. Then it will ask for
Leave this page as it is and go to the previous tab containing URL http://helpdesk.delivery.htb/tickets.php and reload it. You will get a link to activate your account. Just copy the URL and paste in new tab to activate your Account which you have just created. In my case the Activation URL is
After activating the account enter password
Anything@123 to login into dashboard. After login go to URL http://delivery.htb:8065/internal/channels/town-square. There is credentials
Youve_G0t_Mail!. According to this message it should be SSH credential. When I tried to login into SSH account of user maildeliverer I could easily logged in. So let us get user shell and capture user flag.
Getting User Shell
$ ssh [email protected]
maildeliverer@Delivery:~$ whoami && id
We have successfully logged in into delivery machine. Let us capture user flag from user.txt file.
Capturing User Flag
$ cat user.txt
Finding PrivEsc Vector
At initial enumeration I found
.mysql_history file inside the home directory of maildeliverer. So immediately I searched using
$ss –lnpt command for all the listening port.
$ ss -lnpt revealed that port 3306 is listening and
MySQL server is running locally.
So my next step is to login into this server and grab some credential from it if they are present. When I tried to login with the command
$mysql with blank password (default configuration of MySQL requires no password) it asked me password. So it needs password to get login. After some enumeration I found MySQL credential inside file
config.json present at directory
$ grep -A12 -i 'SqlSettings' /opt/mattermost/config/config.json
From above we got MySQL creds
Crack_The_MM_Admin_PW. This password also hints that we should crack admin (root) hash to get its credential. Let us login into MySQL using this creds and see what is present for us in the database.
Logging into MySQL
$ mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -u'mmuser' -p
Enter password: Crack_The_MM_Admin_PW
MariaDB [(none)]> show databases;
MariaDB [(none)]> use mattermost;
MariaDB [mattermost]> SELECT Username,Password FROM Users;
MariaDB [mattermost]> exit
We got root hash from the table Users.
Identifying Hash Online
Let us identify the hash so that we can crack it using hashcat.
https://hashes.com/en/tools/hash_identifier found that format of given hash is
bcrypt. When I tried to crack this hash using
$hashcat and wordlist
rockyou.txt it could not crack. Then I tried to check for some hint and found it on the same page where we got our SSH credential. i.e., at http://delivery.htb:8065/internal/channels/town-square. This hint clearly says that
PleaseSubscribe! may not be present in RockYou.txt file and also hints to use
hashcat rule to generate PleaseSubscribe! like password.
Let us use hashcat rule to create PleaseSubscribe! like password and crack our root hash. But there is a problem because there are many number of hashcat rules and which rule will give us our password we don’t know. So I have used rule
best64.rule which is most widely used. Even
ippsec has explained this rule in his video. The video link is this. After creating password using this rule when I crack the hash it found the password
PleaseSubscribe!21. So let us create our custom wordlist and crack the root hash.
Creating Wordlist and Cracking Bcrypt Hash
$ echo 'PleaseSubscribe!' > pass.lst
$ cat pass.lst
$ hashcat --stdout pass.lst -r /usr/share/hashcat/rules/best64.rule > custom.lst
$ hashcat -m 3200 -a 3 '$2a$10$VM6EeymRxJ29r8Wjkr8Dtev0O.1STWb4.4ScG.anuu7v0EFJwgjjO' custom.lst
$ hashcat -m 3200 -a 3 '$2a$10$VM6EeymRxJ29r8Wjkr8Dtev0O.1STWb4.4ScG.anuu7v0EFJwgjjO' custom.lst --show
The credential is
PleaseSubscribe!21. Let us switch the user to root using this cred and capture root flag.
Getting Root Shell
$ su root
# whoami && id
We are root now. Let us capture root flag.
Capture Root Flag
# cat ~/root.txt
This was how I rooted to Delivery HackTheBox machine. Hope you have learnt something new from this machine walkthrough. Feel free to ask your doubt in the comment section if you face any. Thanks for reading this article. For any query and suggestion related to walkthrough feel free to write us at [email protected].