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

Apr

24

## 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.

Apr

18

## PlaidCTF 2016 – Radioactive (Crypto 275)

We just got this fancy new cryptographic device and it seems to work greatâ€¦ 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)

Mar

14

## 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.

Mar

13

## 0CTF 2016 Quals – RSA? (Crypto 2 pts)

It seems easy, right? rsa.zip Tip: openssl rsautl -encrypt -in FLAG -inkey public.pem -pubin -out flag.enc Summary: factoring 300-bit modulus into 3 primes, extracting cube roots.

Mar

07

## Boston Key Party CTF 2016 – GCM (Crypto 9pts)

[8] : gsilvis counting magic – 9 – 4 solves : crypto: Here’s a verification/decryption server: gcm.ctf.bostonkey.party:32768 . Get the GCM MAC key (the thing the server prints out on startup). We’ve given you one valid ciphertext to get you started. It has iv: [102 97 110 116 97 115 116 105 99 32 105… Continue reading »

Mar

07

## Boston Key Party CTF 2016 – HMAC-CRC (Crypto 5pts)

[3] : hmac_crc – 5 – 36 solves : crypto: We’re trying a new mac here at BKP—HMAC-CRC. The hmac (with our key) of “zupe zecret” is ‘0xa57d43a032feb286’. What’s the hmac of “BKPCTF”? hmac-task.py Summary: breaking HMAC-CRC (again)

May

27

## CONFidence CTF 2015 – RSA2 (Crypto 500)

Find the flag data Summary: cube attack + recover python’s MersenneTwister state + leak 320/520 LSBs of one of the primes

May

04

## VolgaCTF Quals 2015 – CPKC (Crypto 400) writeup

cpkc A home-brewed cryptosystem, should be easy to break. Its keyspace seems to be rather large though… challenge.tar Summary: LLL-based attack on NTRUEncrypt-like cryptosystem.

Apr

18

## PlaidCTF 2014 __nightmares__ writeup

The Plague is building an army of evil hackers, and they are starting off by teaching them python with this simple service. Maybe if you could get full access to this system, at 54.196.37.47:9990, you would be able to find out more about The Plague’s evil plans. Code: (can be run locally with $ socat… Continue reading »

Apr

17

## PlaidCTF 2014 RSA writeup

Our archaeologists recovered a dusty and corrupted old hard drive used by The Plague in his trips into the past. It contains a private key, but this has long since been lost to bitrot. Can you recover the full key from the little information we have recovered?