OSCP Journey – Week 17 – Exam Attempt #3

This week I sat for my next OSCP attempt….unfortunately it was a fail again. The good news is that I increased my points….I scored 50 points with two full shells (35), a partial shell (10), and of course the lab documentation (5 points). My previous I attempt I was only able to score 40 points (full shell, partial shell, and lab documentation).

I have decided to sign up for Hackthebox for some additional practice instead of signing up for more lab time. Hopefully this will give me some different exposure and help me crack the 70 point mark. Defeat is never a fun feeling, however I am quite optimistic about my chances if I keep plugging away…I mean I am literally one full shell away from passing! I could tell that my strategy is improving from the last attempt and I need to keep refining my strategy, specifically for gaining the initial shell and privilege escalation…I feel pretty confident about my Buffer Overflow strategy.