[BSides Vancouver 2018] Attacking the intentionally vulnerable


Boot2root challenges aim to create a safe environment where you can perform real-world penetration testing on an (intentionally) vulnerable target.
This workshop will provide you with a custom-made VM where the goal is to obtain root level access on it.
This is a great chance for people who want to get into pentesting but don’t know where to start. *

If this sounds intimidating, don’t worry! During the workshop, we’ll be discussing various methodologies, common pitfalls and useful tools at every step of our pentest.


  1. Laptop capable of running two VMs and has a USB port.
  2. At least 20GB of free space.
  3. VirtualBox pre-installed.
  4. Kali VM
  5. Some familiarity with CLI.

Virtual image will be available on USB sticks and online during the workshop and will be later published on Vulnhub.