Oct
05

hack you ’17 :: easy CTF on Oct 8—14

As a tradition, every fall we host a fun lightweight Jeopardy CTF for our freshmen to attract them into all the CTFey goodness. This one will be our fifth year (holy shit!) We invite everyone to check out hack you ’17 this year. Just as always, two separate scoreboards: one for SPbCTF meetups, one for… Continue reading »

Sep
04

TWCTF 2017 – Solutions for BabyPinhole, Liar’s Trap, Palindrome Pairs Challenge

Scripts with short explanations: BabyPinhole (crypto 163) Liar’s Trap (crypto/ppc 281) Palindrome Pairs – Challenge Phase (ppc 63+337)

Jul
09

Polictf 2017 – Lucky Consecutive Guessing (Crypto)

We implemented a random number generator. We’ve heard that rand()’s 32 bit seeds can be easily cracked, so we stayed on the safe side. nc lucky.chall.polictf.it 31337 chall.py Summary: breaking truncated-to-MSB LCG with top-down bit-by-bit search.

Jun
19

Google CTF 2017 Quals – BLT (Bleichenbacher’s Lattice Task – Insanity Check)

A slow descent into the dark, into madness, futility, and despair. BLT.jar (not necessary) STDOUT Flag.java Summary: DSA with short secrets, lattice + meet-in-the-middle attack.

Jun
19

Google CTF 2017 Quals – Crypto writeups

Scripts with short explanations for all crypto tasks (except RSA) from Google CTF Quals 2017: Crypto Backdoor Introspective CRC Shake It RSA CTF Challenge (no writeup, but I think it’s similar to this old one) Rubik Bleichenbacher’s Lattice Task (full writeup here)

Mar
20

0CTF 2017 Quals – Zer0llvm

Talent Yang loves to customize his own obfuscator. Unfortunately, he lost his seed when he was watching Arsenal’s UEFA game. What a sad day! His team and his seed were lost together. To save him, could you help him to get back his seed? We can not save the game, but we may be able… Continue reading »

Mar
20

0CTF 2017 Quals – OneTimePad 1 and 2

I swear that the safest cryptosystem is used to encrypt the secret! oneTimePad.zip Well, maybe the previous one is too simple. So I designed the ultimate one to protect the top secret! oneTimePad2.zip Summary: breaking a linear and an LCG-style exponential PRNGs.

Mar
20

33C3 CTF 2016 – beeblebrox (Crypto 350)

Make bad politicians resign! nc 78.46.224.72 2048 files Summary: factorization-based attack on a signature method

Oct
15

hack you spb @ 17 Oct 2016

Remember hack you CTF? Yeah, that random event that we throw for our freshmen and everyone interested. We’re hosting a new one. It’s fall already and that means the new CTF season is starting, and so is the new academic year in the universities. This is the time when we want to attract more freshmen… Continue reading »

Oct
11

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.

Oct
10

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.

Oct
03

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 »

Oct
02

TUM CTF 2016 – Tacos (Crypto 400)

All my fine arts and philosophy student friends claim discrete logarithms are hard. Prove them wrong. nc 104.198.63.175 1729 vuln_tacos.py Summary: bypassing Fermat primality test with Carmichael numbers and solving discrete logarithm using Pohlig-Hellman algorithm.

Oct
02

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 »

Sep
19

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.

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