OSCP Week 12

I started with the PWK course to go for my OSCP. This series documents my progress. I hope to give some insight into the brutal proces and examn that goes into obtaining the coveted certificate.

In this post

-  The extended network
-  Setting up SSH tunnels
-  Progress this week

The extended network

The actual OSCP network has been described on the course website here. These various networks are connected in various ways through the Lab. I had already made my way into the IT network earlier, this week I moved into the Admin and Dev networks.

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Ways to setup tunnels

One thing you run into is the means to setup tunnels between the networks. There are various resources (besides the lab materials) that I used for this:

Setting up proxychains tunnels:

Tunneling HTTP traffic:

Progress

The total time is now 11198 minutes, or 186.6 hours. Up 1333 minutes from last week. This makes it the 2nd largest week for me!

I went through a lot of machines this week, a total of 11 of which I rooted 8.

Machine Time
Machine 34 [O] 2:00
Machine 35 1:00
Machine 36 [O] 1:45
Machine 37 4:00
Machine 38 [O] 2:00
Machine 20 [O] 0:30
Machine 39 [O] 2:16
Machine 40 [O] 3:35
Machine 41 [O] 1:00
Machine 42 [O] 3:16
Machine 43 0:51

Below is the weekly graph again. I have until Friday to make good use of my lab, at 2am on Saturday my time is up! So that is another 4 days I can effectively spend on the course (Monday through Thursday).

So it seems I will end my study time with about 200 hours under my belt.

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Next week

So I will finish up my lab report and probably work on some Windows machines still. The Post exploitation process on Linux I have down pretty good, the proces on Windows is a little bit troublesome still. I have various scripts that I use and they require some cleaning up before the exam I think.