02
May
2012

Plaid CTF 2012 – Bunyan

We found a simple web application that robots made to serve tmp files for debugging purposes. SSH into the machine as your_user@174.129.69.147 and exploit the web app to read their secret.
Title: Bunyan (200)
Category: Pwnables

The challenge consists of web server written in Go.
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02
May
2012

Plaid CTF 2012 – RoboDate

So apparently robots, despite their lack of hormones, still have an underlying desire to mate. We stumbled upon a robot dating site, RoboDate. Hack it for us!
We found the source code for this robot encryption service, except the key was redacted from it. The service is currently running at 23.21.15.166:4433
Title: RoboDate (100)
Category: Password Guessing

The challenge is to get admin rights on a robo-dating website.
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02
May
2012

Plaid CTF 2012 – Encryption Service

We found the source code for this robot encryption service, except the key was redacted from it. The service is currently running at 23.21.15.166:4433
Title: Encryption Service (300)
Category: Password Guessing

The service basically implements an encryption Oracle, it reads data from the socket and returns the AES-CBC encrypted version of this data, concatenated with a secret string. The challenge is to find this secret string.
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01
May
2012

Plaid CTF 2012 – Nuclear Launch Detected

Our spies intercepted communications and a file between 5 of the top 10 robo-generals and their nuclear bomb server. We must recover the final launch code from the 5 robo-general’s secret codes, so we can stop the detonation!
Title: Nuclear Launch Detected (150)
Category: Password Guessing

For this challenge we had to find a a cryptographic secret from a number of shares.
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01
May
2012

Plaid CTF 2012 – Override

One look in this program and our whole understanding of how robots run has been shaken. Maybe you will have better luck than us.
Title: Override (300)
Category: Pirating

For this challenge we had to find a passphrase which was accepted by a 64-bit binary.
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01
May
2012

Plaid CTF 2012 – SIMD

After examining some code retrieved by our operative we are unsure whether it was written by an evil genius or a google employee. We will let you decide.
Title: SIMD (250)
Category: Pirating

For this challenge we had to reverse engineer the password from a 64-bit binary using SSE/AVX instructions.
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