Introduction:

I got some really fun and positive feedback after releasing my Tommy Boy vulnerable VM on VulnHub in July. I thought I would be done making vulnerable VMs for a long time. But shortly after I caught myself daydreaming about my favorite childhood/teenage movies, and I couldn't shake the idea of making one with a Billy Madison theme. Thus, Billy Madison 1.0 was born!

Plot:

Help Billy Madison stop Eric from taking over Madison Hotels!

Sneaky Eric Gordon has installed malware on Billy's computer right before the two of them are set to face off in an academic decathlon. Unless Billy can regain control of his machine and decrypt his 12th grade final project, he will not graduate from high school. Plus, it means Eric wins, and he takes over as head of Madison Hotels!

Objective:

The primary objective of the VM is to figure out how Eric took over the machine and then undo his changes so you can recover Billy's 12th grade final project. You will probably need to root the box to complete this objective.

Download:

Head to the VulnHub download page to grab it

  • MD5 = afcb926608d6d7b2471e4de6c367afb4
  • SHA1 = 4933ca408fcb2e88e6388fe4ea321f758b133d72

Other information:

  • Size: 1.68GB
  • Hypervisor: Created with VMWare ESXi 6.0.0
  • Difficulty: Beginner/Moderate

Special thanks to:

  • @rand0mbytez and @mrb3n813 for their tenacious help in beta testing, ironing out the bugs, suggesting better ways to do things, battling trolls and just generally being awesome.

  • @g0tmi1k, @_RastaMouse and the VulnHub crew for hosting VMs, encouraging VM creators/testers and being a tremendous resource to the infosec community.

  • My wife. She rules.