Hello everyone , first of all i'm sorry for my bad grammar, english is not my main language .
So this is my first post on this forum that i discover like a few days ago btw and i thought it was really cool , everyone seem to be helping each others and stuff .
I thought i would share this and ask for help in here , i ran into a problem , i got access recently on a vps running ubuntu 12.04 ,kernel version is 3.13 , at first i thought this would be easy to get root since this is an old version , i did some research and found quite a numbers of exploit but none of them seems to works , i did try like around 10-15 exploits and none of them works ... , (i'm currently www-data btw).
I don't have a lots of practice , this is actually my first time having access on a 'real machine' , i got into cyber-security like 6month ago and i only got training with virtual lab and stuff . But i've been up all nights researching on differents method i could escalate my priv but again nothing seem to works , i am kinda mindblown to see how hard it seem to be .. since this is an old version i really thought this would be easy .
I know i didn't give that much information but this really bugs me to being stuck with this and i thought i would ask you guys for help or just ask where do you guys would start in my situation .
Like i said i'm all aware about searching for exploits with the information gathered but i did all of that and couldn't exploit shit . I also followed some tutorials with suid perm and all of that good stuff but same ..
Again sorry for my poor english and thanks if you read it all .