May
01

PlaidCTF 2012 – Format [99] (Pwnables)

Up on a hill, far away, sits the robot king of old. While he was once great, he recently has seemed to just offer simple challenges. Vanquish him and bring honor to your team! Summary: rand guessing, format string exploitation 

Apr
30

PlaidCTF 2012 – Bouncer [250] (Practical Packets)

In a recent battle we took an enemy robot hostage and examined his operating system. During the examination we found a piece of robot malware that we don’t quite understand. Can you enumerate its targets? This challenge was made by our friends at ManTech. If you enjoyed it, you might be interested in working for them. Summary: unpack… Continue reading »

Apr
27

PlaidCTF 2011 #23 – Exploit Me :p (200)

Category: pwnables It seems like AED also has some plans to raise hacker force! We found this binary as an exploitation practice program in the office, but they forgot to remove the setgid flag on the program. So we can get the secret key! ssh username@a5.amalgamated.biz Username: exp_1 Password: jNKpzFuRLpsIW9xzqNIpCVF1 Summary: .dynamic->FINI overwriting, execl symlink… Continue reading »

Apr
27

PlaidCTF 2011 #19 – Another small bug (250)

Category: pwnables This time, let’s attack /opt/pctf/z2/exploitme. ssh username@a5.amalgamated.biz Username: z2_1 Password: 29rpJinvpwoI7pzdufQc4h6edzvyh Summary: buffer overflow, static binary binary

Apr
27

PlaidCTF 2011 #18 – A small bug (250)

Category: pwnables Get access to the key using /opt/pctf/z1/exploitme. ssh username@a5.amalgamated.biz Username: z1_1 Password: GwB4eivw9NTvCjmobw1EnuyqcWfJs Summary: race condition, create a symlink before the file is opened binary

Apr
26

PlaidCTF 2011 #24 – Calculator (200)

Category: pwnables AED’s summer internship program is notorious for attracting terrible programmers. They’ve resorted to giving them some of the simplest projects to work on. We expect this service that the latest ‘All-Star’ intern worked on all summer is no where near secure. nc a9.amalgamated.biz 60124 Summary: python eval with some filtering

Apr
26

PlaidCTF 2011 #20 – C++ upgrade (300)

Category: pwnables They have an update for the vulnerable C++ program trying to fix the bug. However, the coders at AED suck and introduced another stupid mistake. Get a shell (and the key, too.) ssh username@a5.amalgamated.biz Username: cpp2_1 Password: zKQaKrdFPSsT6j03XSt31NaT0H Summary: tricky overflow class’ method and exec’ing symlinks binary

Apr
26

PlaidCTF 2011 #17 – C++5x (300)

Category: pwnables AED decided to use C++ to develop their internal tools. However, they seem to make a mistake one of their new C++ programs. Exploit and get the key! ssh username@a5.amalgamated.biz Username: cpp1_1 Password: IwKheuEHvR1jYXmjIYz8bo8FFe1h8 Summary: tricky overflow class’ method and exec’ing symlinks binary

Apr
26

PlaidCTF 2011 #25 – PC Rogue (600)

Category: pwnables Amalgamated has banned the use of Solitaire due to loss of productivity. The only employee who would write a new game for everyone only likes ‘retro’ games, and has placed a text-adventure version of pacman on a company server. We don’t believe he could have coded this securely, and the server contains a… Continue reading »