Terraform EC2 Web Server

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In a previous post, I talked about using Terraform to spin up AWS instances.  Not to rehash what was already written, if you want to see the mechanics of account creation, permissions, and the basic server setup, please look to that post.  This post will expand on the basic server by executing a post install script that performs a number of tasks.  Really, this is where you can automate a ton and save time. 

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Vulnhub BBS (cute): 1 Walkthrough

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Described as an "Easy to Intermediate" boot2root, the description states:  "Really technical machine, if you are ready for certifications it will be a good tool to test yourself. You will find a very rare final exploit technique, which you have hardly seen before!

I've said this a ton of times, it's all a matter of perspective.  In my opinion, this challenge is easy.  Entry is quick and root is even quicker.

We kick off with Nmap:

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Vulnhub Cewlkid: 1 Walkthrough

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The description states:  "An intermediate boot2root. The name is a hint. The start is CTF but the end is real world and worth the effort. Created in Virtualbox. Goal: Get the root flag.

Let me start off by saying that there's an unintentional way of rooting this box, unavoidable, in fact, and unfortunate.  It does not diminish the fun but the longer and intended route has more twists and turns.  This is the long way and the intended route.

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