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Can you obtain the more secure secret? Even with all those filters? I don't think so :)

We also have the configuration files from the previous challenge Less Secure Secrets.

When we visit the given link, we see that the page prints out the source code of the current page:

<img width="300px" src="/img.jpg" style="display:block;">

function no_errors_baby($ab){
    die("I don't like errors and warnings");
function no_race($item, $key){}
array_walk_recursive($_SERVER, 'no_race');
array_walk_recursive($_GET, 'no_race');
array_walk_recursive($_POST, 'no_race');
array_walk_recursive($_REQUEST, 'no_race');
set_error_handler ( "no_errors_baby" , E_ALL );

} else {
    sleep(2); //Anti-race
    echo "<!--";
    echo "-->";
    if(preg_match('/\$|\?|`|\'|"|%|!|[0-9]|@|\(|\)|\^|&|\*|-|\+|=|<|>|\\|{|}|\/|\||true|false|null|secret/i', $_GET["yummy"]) 
        || strlen($_GET["yummy"]) > 5000)
        die("Don't try harder");
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redpwnCTF - tux fanpage

Posted on June 25, 2020* in ctf-writeups


My friend made a fanpage for Tux; can you steal the source code for me?


We're also given the source code:

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I developed a new video streaming service just for hackers. Learn all about viruses, IP addresses, and more on LeetTube! Here's the source code and the Dockerfile.

Note: the server is also running behind NGINX.

The application is simple enough--It serves videos and has both public and unlisted videos. The Dockerfile uses FROM kmh11/python3.1, which is weird because Python 3.1 was released nearly 11 years ago. To ensure the name wasn't misleading, I ended up verifying the Python binary in the docker image, but I didn't find any related vulnerabilities. However, there is a noticeable vulnerability in how paths are handled.

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picoCTF 2019 - Java Script Kiddie 2

Posted on October 12, 2019* in ctf-writeups

We are given a website, that is nearly identical to Java Script Kiddie 1. The assemble_png function takes in a key of length 32, and manipulates the bytes to decode the src attribute of an image.

function assemble_png(u_in){
    var LEN = 16;
    var key = "00000000000000000000000000000000";
    var shifter;
    if(u_in.length == key.length){
        key = u_in;
    var result = [];
    for(var i = 0; i < LEN; i++){
        shifter = Number(key.slice((i*2),(i*2)+1));
        for(var j = 0; j < (bytes.length / LEN); j ++){
            result[(j * LEN) + i] = bytes[(((j + shifter) * LEN) % bytes.length) + i]
    while(result[result.length-1] == 0){
        result = result.slice(0,result.length-1);
    document.getElementById("Area").src = "data:image/png;base64," + btoa(String.fromCharCode.apply(null, new Uint8Array(result)));
    return false;
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picoCTF 2018 - Lambdash

Posted on October 18, 2018* in ctf-writeups


C? Who uses that anymore. If we really want to be secure, we should all start learning lambda calculus.


An extremely large payload to the interpreter results in an node.js error message

PayloadTooLargeError: request entity too large
    at readStream (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/raw-body/index.js:155:17)
    at getRawBody (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/raw-body/index.js:108:12)
    at read (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/body-parser/lib/read.js:77:3)
    at urlencodedParser (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/body-parser/lib/types/urlencoded.js:116:5)
    at Layer.handle [as handle_request] (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/express/lib/router/layer.js:95:5)
    at trim_prefix (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js:317:13)
    at /problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js:284:7
    at Function.process_params (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js:335:12)
    at next (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/express/lib/router/index.js:275:10)
    at expressInit (/problems/lambdash-3_0_867a993b23b277b2e144cc3e2d73f6e4/node_modules/express/lib/middleware/init.js:40:5)
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picoCTF 2018 - Flaskcards and Freedom

Posted on October 12, 2018* in ctf-writeups


"There seem to be a few more files stored on the flash card server but we can't login. Can you?"


The site appears to be the same as the previous flaskcard challenges Flaskcards Skeleton Key and Flaskcards.

When we create an account, we are presented with the following screen:

We can try server side injection. If we type in {{1+1}}, the webpage displays 2. Any values in double brackets is being executed on the server. After trying to find hidden variables, such as config, flag, etc; I decided to look for a remote code execution vulnerability.

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