Vulnhub Boot2Root “PwnLab: init”

The Boot2Root challenge “PwnLab: Init” took me several hours to complete.  Once completed, I reinstalled the OVF and walked through the sequence again (this time taking screen shots) to validate what I had done.  This walk-through details my solution of the “PwnLab: Init” Boot2Root published on August 1, 2016.


While this walk-through looks fairly strait forward it was not in reality.  There were a lot of dead-ends and attempts that didn’t work, or didn’t give me the results I wanted.  Once I found the correct path though, it took only a few minutes to walk through it again and document it with screen shots.

If you have not had a chance to complete the PwnLab:Init challenge on VulnHub STOP READING NOW.  This is a fun challenge and I recommend you try it.

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