Lab Update: WEB01-PRD V2

Today we’ve updated lab machine 7 web01-PRD to V2 on all the Virtual Hacking Labs lab environments as part of the VHL 2022 Lab Refresh. This advanced level machine is now available on all lab environments and the lab dashboard.

What has changed?

The original Web01-PRD lab machine was introduced at the start of the Virtual Hacking Labs platform and could therefore use an update. We have updated the web application(s) to a recent version and the exploitation path contains more recent vulnerabilities. Also kernel vulnerabilities have been mitigated and vulnerabilities affecting a large number of Linux distros (such as CVE-2021-4034) have been patched.

What about the VHL Certificate of Completion?

It does not matter which version you submit in your report for the VHL Certificate of Completion, this can be the old version 1 or the new version 2 of Web01-PRD. If you have already completed the old version of this machine you can complete it again if you like, but it is not mandatory.

Which Lab machines are next?

The next lab machine to get a refresh is 11 Helpdesk. We expect version 2 of this machine to be launched on all VHL lab environments in the course of next week. The following machines will also get a refresh in the upcoming weeks:

53 – VPS1723

58 – Dolphin

124 – Breeze

Are you also updating the Windows boxes?

Yes, some Windows machines will also be updated to version 2 soon as part of the 2022 Lab Refresh.