Hackthebox retired machine are those machines which are not active on the Hackthebox . But the good thing about the retired machines is that the writeups for hackthebox retired machines are available . So the beginners who are starting the CTF journey can read these writeups and get the idea how the machines are solved .
It is a medium level machine from hackthebox which is great for learning new skills . It starts with the abusing of jwt token which leads to admin panel and which further leads to the www-shell . Then a little enumeration we get the ssh keys for the user. For privilege escalation sudo exploitation was enough and a little google gets the work done.
It is an easy Linux machine .Nmap revels that it is running two ports only one is 22 and other 80. Nmap also revels that it is running Drupal 7 CMS.This was the initial foothold. After that we get MySQL creds leading to creds of a valid ssh user.Using snapd for Linux privilege escalation was interesting .