In this challenge we have a stream cipher based on LFSR and nonlinear filtering function. It has 128-bit LFSR secret state and we are also given 1600 keystream bits. Our goal is simply to recover the key which is the initial state. Here is the nonlinear filtering function: f(v) = v[0] ^ v[1] ^ v[2]… 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

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.

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.

Sep

05

## 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.

May

01

## 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.

May

01

## 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.

May

01

## 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

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.