Hack The Box — Safe Writeup w/o Metasploit

Rana Khalil
14 min readMar 14, 2020

This is the 46th blog out of a series of blogs I will be publishing on retired HTB machines in preparation for the OSCP. The full list of OSCP like machines compiled by TJ_Null can be found here.

Let’s get started!


Run the nmapAutomator script to enumerate open ports and services running on those ports.

./nmapAutomator.sh All
  • All: Runs all the scans consecutively.

We get back the following result.

Running all scans on is likely running Linux---------------------Starting Nmap Quick Scan---------------------Starting Nmap 7.80 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2020-02-08 12:56 EST
Nmap scan report for
Host is up (0.037s latency).
Not shown: 998 closed ports
22/tcp open ssh
80/tcp open http…