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(Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA): Lesson 1)

{ How to Install DVWA in Fedora 14 }


Section 0. Background Information
  • What is Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA)?
    • Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA) is a PHP/MySQL web application that is damn vulnerable.
    • Its main goals are to be an aid for security professionals to test their skills and tools in a legal environment, help web developers better understand the processes of securing web applications and aid teachers/students to teach/learn web application security in a class room environment.

     

  • Pre-Requisite Lab
  • Lab Notes
    • In this lab we will do the following:
      1. Install Apache Webserver
      2. Install Mysql Server
      3. Install PHP
      4. Install and Configure DVWA
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Section 1: Configure Fedora14 Virtual Machine Settings
  1. Start VMware Player
    • Instructions
      1. For Windows 7
        1. Click Start Button
        2. Search for "vmware player"
        3. Click VMware Player
      2. For Windows XP
        • Starts --> Programs --> VMware Player

     

  2. Open a Virtual Machine (Part 1)
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Open a Virtual Machine

     

  3. Open a Virtual Machine (Part 2)
    • Instructions:
      1. Navigate to Virtual Machine location
        • In my case, it is G:\Virtual Machines\Fedora14 - DVWA
      2. Click on the Fedora14 Virtual Machine
      3. Click on the Open Button

     

  4. Edit the virtual machine settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Highlight the Fedora14 VM
      2. Click on Edit virtual machine settings.

     

  5. Edit Network Adapter
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Hardware Tab
      2. Highlight Network Adapter
      3. Select Bridged: Connected directly to the physical network
      4. Select the OK Button

 

Section 2: Login to Fedora14
  1. Start the Fedora14 VM Instance
    • Instructions:
      1. Select Fedora14
      2. Play virtual machine

     

  2. Login to Fedora14
    • Instructions:
      1. Login: student
      2. Password: <whatever you set it to>.

 

Section 3: Open Console Terminal and Retrieve IP Address
  1. Start a Terminal Console
    • Instructions:
      1. Applications --> Terminal

     

  2. Switch user to root
    • Instructions:
      1. su - root
      2. <Whatever you set the root password to>

     

  3. Get IP Address
    • Instructions:
      1. ifconfig -a
    • Notes:
      • As indicated below, my IP address is 192.168.1.116.
      • Please record your IP address.

     

Section 4: Disable SELinux
  1. Open the SELinux config file with gedit
    • Instructions:
      1. gedit /etc/selinux/config 2>/dev/null &
    • Notes (FYI):
      1. gedit, is a text editor for the GNOME Desktop.
      2. /etc/selinux/config, is the file name that gedit will open.
      3. 2>/dev/null, sends standard error messages to a black hole (/dev/null).
      4. The "&" is used to open gedit in the background.
      5. If you are the Linux Guru feel free to use the VI editor instead.

     

  2. Delete enforcing
    • Instructions:
      1. Arrow down to SELINUX=enforcing
      2. Highlight the word "enforcing" and press the delete button

     

  3. Replace enforcing with disabled
    • Instructions:
      1. Replace "enforcing" with the word "disabled"
        •  SELINUX=disabled
      2. Click Save
      3. Click the "X" to Close

     

  4. Open the SELINUX config file with gedit
    • Instructions:
      1. setenforce 0
      2. sestatus
    • Notes (FYI):
      • setenforce - is used to modify the mode SELinux is running in.
      • Generally, I do not support disabling SELinux.  However, we are going to turn this server into a vulnerable machine by later installing Mutillidae.

 

Section 5: Disable Firewall
  1. Disable the Firewall
    • Instructions:
      1. service iptables stop
      2. chkconfig iptables off
    • Notes (FYI):
      • Again, I do not support disabling the firewall.  However, we are going to turn this server into a vulnerable machine by later installing Mutillidae.

 

Section 6: Install Apache httpd Server
  1. Download httpd
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install httpd.i686
      2. y

     

  2. Start Apache
    • Instructions:
      1. service httpd start
        • This starts up the Apache Listening Daemon
      2. ps -eaf | grep httpd
        • Check to make sure Apache is running.
      3. chkconfig --level 2345 httpd on
        • Create Start up script for run levels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

     

Section 7: Install mysql and mysql-server
  1. Install mysql
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install mysql.i686
      2. Continue to next step

     

  2. Install mysql
    • Instructions:
      1. y

     

  3. Install mysql-server
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install mysql-server
      2. y

     

  4. Start Up mysqld
    • Instructions:
      1. service mysqld start

     

  5. Start Up mysqld
    • Instructions:
      1. chkconfig --level 2345 mysqld on
        • Creates the start up scripts for run level 2, 3, 4 and 5.
      2. mysqladmin -u root password dvwaPASSWORD
        • Sets the mysql root password to "dvwaPASSWORD"

     

  6. Login to mysql and create dvwa database
    • Instructions:
      1. mysql -uroot -p
      2. dvwaPASSWORD
      3. create database dvwa;
      4. quit

     

Section 8: Install PHP
  1. Install PHP
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install php.i686
      2. y

     

  2. Install php-mysql
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install php-mysql
      2. y

     

  3. Install php-pear
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install php-pear php-pear-DB
      2. y

     

Section 9: Install wget
  1. Install wget
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install wget
      2. y

     

Section 10: Install Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA)
  1. Download DVWA
    • Note(FYI):
      • DVWA-1.0.7.zip is an older version.  ComputerSecurityStudent provides this zip file, since it is no longer available at google source.
      • The most recent version can be found at http://www.dvwa.co.uk/
    • Instructions:
      1. cd /var/www/html
      2. wget http://www.computersecuritystudent.com/SECURITY_TOOLS/DVWA/DVWAv107/lesson1/DVWA-1.0.7.zip
        • Grab the DVWA-1.0.7 application.
        • Remember to down the zip file from computersecuritystudent and not googlecode.
      3. ls -l | grep DVWA
        • Confirm DVWA-1.0.7.zip was downloaded

     

  2. Unzip Package
    • Instructions:
      1. unzip DVWA-1.0.7.zip

     

  3. Remove Zip File
    • Instructions:
      1. ls -lrta
      2. rm DVWA-1.0.7.zip
      3. y

     

  4. Configure config.inc.php  
    • Instructions:
      1. cd /var/www/html/dvwa/config
        • This is the configuration directory for DVWA.
      2. cp config.inc.php config.inc.php.BKP
        • Make Backup copy
      3. chmod 000 config.inc.php.BKP
        • Remove Permissions to the Backup Copy
      4. vi config.inc.php
        • This is the configuration file for DVWA that handles the database communication from the Web App.

     

  5. Configure config.inc.php  
    • Instructions:
      1. Arrow down to the line that contains db_password
      2. Arrow right and place your cursor on the second single quote
      3. Press "i"
        • This puts the vi editor into INSERT mode.
      4. Type "dvwaPASSWORD"
      5. Press <Esc>
        • This takes the vi editor out of INSERT mode.
      6. Type ":wq!"
        • This save the config.inc.php file.

     

  6. Restart Apache
    • Instructions:
      1. service httpd restart
        • Restart Apache
      2. ps -eaf | grep -v grep | grep httpd
        • Make sure Apache is running.
    •  

  7. Start up a Web Browser  
    • Instructions:
      1. Applications --> Internet --> Firefox
    • Notes(FYI):
      • At this point, you can start up a web browser on any computer on your network (Windows, Mac, Whatever you want).

     

  8. DVWA Database setup  
    • Instructions:
      1. http://192.168.1.116/dvwa/setup.php
        • Replace 192.168.1.116 with the IP Address obtained from Section 3, Step 3.
      2. Click the Create / Reset Database button

     

  9. DVWA Creation Messages  
    • Instructions:
      1. You should see the below database created, data inserted, and setup successful messages.
      2. Click on Logout

     

  10. Login to DVWA  
    • Instructions:
      1. Username: admin
      2. Password: password

     

  11. Welcome to DVWA  
    • Note(FYI):
      1. Click Here for subsequent lessons.

     

Section 11: Proof of Lab
  1. Proof of Lab
    • Instructions:
      1. echo "select user,password from dvwa.users;" | mysql -uroot -pdvwaPASSWORD
      2. date
      3. echo "Your Name"
        • Replace the string "Your Name" with your actual name.
        • e.g., echo "John Gray"
    • Proof of Lab Instructions:
      1. Do a PrtScn
      2. Paste into a word document
      3. Upload to Moodle

     



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