Exploiting a Linux (Ubuntu) machine

Linux is also one of the widely used operating systems after Windows. In the previous few recipes, we saw how we can penetrate a Windows machine by exploiting critical flaws in available services. In this recipe, we will deal with the Linux operating systems. We will be using Ubuntu 9.0 in this recipe, but the process will be similar for exploiting any flavor of Linux and Solaris running the Samba service. Let us move ahead with the recipe.

Getting ready

We will start by scanning our target Linux machine to gather information about the available services. Let us perform a quick Nmap scan and analyze its result:

msf > nmap -sT [*] exec: nmap Starting Nmap 5.20 ( http://nmap.org ) ...

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