Odds are you've wanted to sharpen your skills, learn to actually hack but just don't have the time, the knowledge or an exploitable target that won't land you in jail. That's all behind you now... welcome to LAMPSecurity.org's Capture the Flag exercise #5.
"...designed to educate system administrators and developers on some common dangers and mis-configurations facing Linux,Apache,MySQL, PHP (LAMP) applications."The great news here is that this is all 100% documented with step-by-step instructions, including the tools you'll need and all the coaching you can stand, all in one handy package. Justin Keane and the folks over at www.LAMPSecurity.org are doing a phenomenal job of bringing these special images to you- so by all means go and use them to your advantage! The only thing you'll need is VMWare player, some time, and your creativity!
LAMPSecurity.org Home: http://www.LAMPSecurity.org
CTF Exercise #5: http://lampsecurity.org/capture-the-flag-5
Vulnerable Virtual Machine: https://sourceforge.net/projects/lampsecurity/
A review of the latest CTP exercise is coming soon! (as soon as I have a minute to actually play with it); but if you have time to do a review and would like to guest-blog, please let me know!