Author's details

Date registered: September 14, 2010

Latest posts

  1. HITCON CTF QUALS 2016 – Reverse (Reverse + PPC 500) — October 11, 2016
  2. HITCON CTF QUALS 2016 – PAKE / PAKE++ (Crypto 250 + 150) — October 10, 2016
  3. TUM CTF 2016 – Shaman (Crypto 500) — October 3, 2016
  4. TUM CTF 2016 – Tacos (Crypto 400) — October 2, 2016
  5. TUM CTF 2016 – ndis (Crypto 300) — October 2, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Codegate 2014 Quals – Minibomb (pwn 400) — 12 comments
  2. Codegate 2014 Quals – Angry Doraemon (pwn 250) — 9 comments
  3. Hack.lu 2012 CTF Challenge #14-15 (150+250) — 8 comments
  4. Hack.lu 2012 CTF Challenge #17 (400) — 7 comments
  5. Leet More 2010 Time Traveller writeup — 6 comments

Author's posts listings


HITCON CTF QUALS 2016 – Reverse (Reverse + PPC 500)

At least our ETA is better than M$. http://xkcd.com/612/ reverse.bin Summary: optimizing an algorithm using Treap data structure and CRC32 properties.


HITCON CTF QUALS 2016 – PAKE / PAKE++ (Crypto 250 + 150)

pake1.rb pake2.rb Summary: attacking password-based key exchange schemes based on SPEKE with MITM.


TUM CTF 2016 – Shaman (Crypto 500)

Oh great shaman! Somehow the village idiot got his hands on this fancy control machine controlling things. Obviously, we also want to control things (who wouldn’t?), so we reverse-engineered the code. Unfortunately, the machine is cryptographically protected against misuse. Could you please maybe spend a few seconds of your inestimably valuable time to break that… Continue reading »


TUM CTF 2016 – Tacos (Crypto 400)

All my fine arts and philosophy student friends claim discrete logarithms are hard. Prove them wrong. nc 1729 vuln_tacos.py Summary: bypassing Fermat primality test with Carmichael numbers and solving discrete logarithm using Pohlig-Hellman algorithm.


TUM CTF 2016 – ndis (Crypto 300)

We have a HTTPS server and client talking to each other with you right in the middle! The client essentially executes curl –cacert server.crt https://nsa.gov with some magic to redirect the transmitted data to your socket, to which the server responds with a lovely German-language poem. NOTE: There is nothing else hosted on the server;… Continue reading »


CSAW Quals 2016 – Broken Box (Crypto 300 + 400)

I made a RSA signature box, but the hardware is too old that sometimes it returns me different answers… can you fix it for me?} e = 0x10001 nc crypto.chal.csaw.io 8002 Summary: fault attack on RSA signatures, factoring using private exponent exposure.


Tokyo Westerns/MMA CTF 2016 – Backdoored Crypto System (Reverse+Crypto 400)

Get the flag. bcs.7z $ nc bcs.chal.ctf.westerns.tokyo 3971 Summary: recovering AES key from partial subkey leaks.


Tokyo Westerns/MMA CTF 2016 – Pinhole Attack (Crypto 500)

Decrypt the cipher text with a pinhole. $ nc cry1.chal.ctf.westerns.tokyo 23464 pinhole.7z Summary: attacking RSA using decryption oracle leaking 2 consecutive bits in the middle.


Google CTF – Woodman (Crypto 100)

How honest are you? Running here Summary: breaking a weak PRNG


Google CTF – Spotted Wobbegong (Crypto 100)

Are you able to defeat 1024-bit RSA? public.pem Summary: breaking RSA with PCKS v1.5 padding and exponent 3.


Google CTF – Jekyll (Crypto)

Can you access the admin page? You can look at the crypto here. source.py Summary: finding a preimage for a simple 64-bit ARX-based hash.


Google CTF – Wolf Spider (Crypto 125)

Continuing on from Eucalypt Forest – can you break Message Authentication in Wolf Spider wolf.py Summary: forging signatures by exploiting CBC padding oracle and hash length extenstion


PlaidCTF 2016 – sexec (Crypto 300)

If you need to securely grant execution privileges, what better way to do it than sexec? This is running on sexec.pwning.xxx:9999 sexec.tar.gz Summary: attacking a small instance of Ring-LWE based cryptosystem with Babai’s Nearest Vector algorithm.


PlaidCTF 2016 – Radioactive (Crypto 275)

We just got this fancy new cryptographic device and it seems to work great… for the most part. But sometimes the values it gives me are wrong. Maybe you could take a look for me. radioactive.tar.bz2 Summary: fault attack on RSA signature (not RSA-CRT)


0CTF 2016 Quals – Equation (Crypto 2 pts)

Here is a RSA private key with its upper part masked. Can your recover the private key and decrypt the file? equation.zip Summary: recovering RSA key from part of the private key.

Older posts «