Notes I wrote while studying for the CRTE course and fully compromising the lab.
Penetration Tester | Red Teamer | Global Top 0.1% at TryHackMe and HackTheBox
We gain access to the targeted AWS account by finding an SSRF and RCE vulnerability on an AWS-hosted webapp. We then pivot to other containers and use the metdata credentialso f both the compromised EC2 instance and other docker containers to obtain elevated access within the AWS workload.
As a low-privileged user, we compromised multiple other users and moved laterally within the environment. We then found a vulnerable EC2 instance which, when exploited, revealed the credentials for the role of the instance profile, which contained permissions to list and download credentials from a confidential S3 bucket.