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(Mutillidae: Lesson 1)

{ How to Install Mutillidae on Fedora 14 }


Section 0. Background Information
  • What Mutillidae?
    • OWASP Mutillidae II is a free, open source, deliberately vulnerable web-application providing a target for web-security enthusiast.
    • With dozens of vulns and hints to help the user; this is an easy-to-use web hacking environment designed for labs, security enthusiast, classrooms, CTF, and vulnerability assessment tool targets. Mutillidae has been used in graduate security courses, corporate web sec training courses, and as an "assess the assessor" target for vulnerability assessment software.

  • 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 Mutillidae
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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. Edit Fedora Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Highlight fedora14
      2. Click Edit virtual machine settings

     

  3. Edit Network Adapter
    • Instructions:
      1. Highlight Network Adapter
      2. Select Bridged
      3. DO NOT Click on the OK Button.

     

  4. Edit Network Adapter
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Options Tab
      2. Virtual machine name: Fedora14 - Mutillidae
      3. Click the OK Button

 

Section 2: Login to Fedora14 - Mutillidae
  1. Start Fedora14 VM Instance
    • Instructions:
      1. Start Up VMWare Player
      2. Select Fedora14 - Mutillidae
      3. Play virtual machine

     

  2. Login to Fedora14 - Mutillidae
    • 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 (FYI):
      • As indicated below, my IP address is 192.168.1.112.
      • 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. Is this okay [y/N]: y

     

  2. Install mysql-server
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install mysql-server
      2. Is this okay [y/N]: y

     

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

     

  4. 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 samurai
        • Sets the mysql root password to "samurai"

     

  5. Login to mysql
    • Instructions:
      1. mysql -uroot -p
      2. samurai
      3. show databases;
      4. quit

     

  6. Allow Remote Access to MySQL
    • Note(FYI):
      • Allowing remote access is not part of the Mutillidae installation.
      • This step just provides an additional vulnerability used in following labs.
    • Instructions:
      1. echo "use mysql; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO 'root'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'samurai' WITH GRANT OPTION;" | mysql -uroot -psamurai

     

Section 8: Install PHP
  1. Install PHP
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install php.i686
      2. Is this okay [y/N]: y

     

  2. Install php-mysql
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install php-mysql
      2. Is this okay [y/N]: y

     

  3. Install php-pear
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install php-pear php-pear-DB
      2. Is this okay [y/N]: y

     

  4. Install php-mbstring
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install php-mbstring
      2. Is this okay [y/N]: y

     

  5. Open php.ini
    • Instructions:
      1. gedit /etc/php.ini 2>/dev/null &
    • Notes (FYI):
      • The "/etc/php.ini" file is the PHP configuration file.
      • 2>/dev/null, sends standard error messages to a black hole (/dev/null).
      • The "&" is used to open gedit in the background.
      • If you are the Linux Guru feel free to use the VI editor instead.

     

  6. Search php.ini
    • Instructions:
      1. Search --> Find...
      2. Search for: ; extension
      3. Click the Find Button

     

  7. Add Extension
    • Instructions:
      1. Below the '; extension_dir = "./"' add the following line
        • extension=mysql.so
      2. Click Save
      3. Click "X" to Close

     

  8. Restart Apache
    • Instructions:
      1. service httpd restart

     

Section 9: Install wget
  1. Install wget
    • Instructions:
      1. yum install wget
      2. Is this okay [y/N]: y
    • Note(FYI):
      1. If you followed the Fedora 14 build instructions verbatim, you will not need to install wget.

     

Section 10: Install Mutillidae
  1. Download and Unzip Mutillidae
    • Instructions:
      1.  cd /var/www/html/
      2. wget http://www.computersecuritystudent.com/DOWNLOADS/LATEST-mutillidae-2.5.11.zip
      3. unzip LATEST-mutillidae-2.5.11.zip

     

  2. Open MySQLHandler.php
    • Instructions:
      1. cd mutillidae/classes/
      2. ls -lrta
      3. gedit MySQLHandler.php 2>/dev/null &
    • Note(FYI):
      1. The MySQLHandler.php file is the Mutillidae database configuration file.

     

  3. Add Database Password
    • Instructions:
      1. Arrow down to line 39 ---> static public $mMySQLDatabasePassword = "";
        • Place the word samurai in between the quotes after the "=" sign.
        • From: static public $mMySQLDatabasePassword = "";
        • To: static public $mMySQLDatabasePassword = "samurai";
      2. Click the Save Button
      3. Click X to Close

     

  4. Change Ownership
    • Note(FYI):
      • This step is not necessary.
      • This step is to supplement additional SQL Union attacks.
    • Instructions:
      1. cd /var/www/html
      2. chown apache:mysql mutillidae
      3. chmod 770 mutillidae
      4. ls -ld mutillidae

     

  5. Start Firefox
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the Firefox icon
     
  6. Setup/Reset the DB
    • Instructions:
      1. http://localhost/mutillidae
      2. Click on setup/reset the DB

     

  7. Setting up the database...  
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the OK Button

     

  8. Welcome to Mutillidae  
    • Note(FYI):
      1. If you see the below screen, then congratualations on setting up Mutillidae on a Fedora server.

 

Section 11: Proof of Lab
  1. Proof of Lab
    • Instructions:
      1. echo "use nowasp; show tables;" | mysql -uroot -psamurai
      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. Press both the <Ctrl> and <Alt> keys at the same time.
      2. Do a <PrtScn>
      3. Paste into a word document
      4. Upload to Moodle


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