For this 2023 edition, i chose to focus on the DoH (DNS Over Https) protocol because it has gained popularity for attackers as a command and control (C2) communication channel for hiding DNS traffic through HTTPS rather than using the traditional DNS tunneling. In this post, i will describe in details how to solve the challenge.Continue reading Insomni’hack 2023 CTF Teaser – DoH ! writeup
In this forensic challenge, a company has been compromised and their initial investigation led to a suspicious workstation. The CEO was very anxious about a potential exfiltration, and we were provided with a network dump of that workstation in the hope that we would be able to help him make some sweet dreams again.Continue reading Insomni’hack 2023 – hex-filtrate writeup
In this post I describe a detailed solution to my “winworld” challenge from Insomni’hack CTF Teaser 2017. winworld was a x64 windows binary coded in C++11 and with most of Windows 10 built-in protections enabled, notably AppContainer (through the awesome AppJailLauncher), Control Flow Guard and the recent mitigation policies.Continue reading Exploiting a misused C++ shared pointer on Windows 10
The challenge was delivered as a zip file (InsomniDroid.zip). The first challenge was perhaps to download it (with its 602.5 MiB). The zip file contains a single file: mmcblk0.dd. A file command gives some information:Continue reading Insomni’hack finals – InsomniDroid Level 1 Writeup
You probably saw on many ‘hackers movies’ weird IP address such a 3184.108.40.2063. On this challenge, you had to connect on a fake IBM mainframe running on this strange IP stack. After the Z/OS banner, you had to get a shell with “L IMS3270”. No guessing here, it’s simply one of the three suggestions. On the READY prompt, you had a bunch of crappy commands extracted from the Swordfish movie. Only FLAG, IFCONFIG worked. FLAG expects an IP address as parameter. Since this mainframe runs on a non-standard IP stack, you can’t simply enter your IPv4 address. So you have to get a look at the IFCONFIG output:Continue reading Insomni’hack finals – Hollywood network writeup
This challenge wasn’t solved during the CTF, but StratumAuhuur was pretty close!
The source, binary and exploit for this challenge can be found on our github here.
This task wasn’t solved during the CTF. People must hate sparc!
Find the binary, sources and exploit here!Continue reading Insomni’hack finals – Jurassic Sparc writeup
This challenge was solved by several teams during the contest, however it seems that most teams didn’t have the intended solution, so here it is 😉
The source, binary and exploit for this challenge can be found on our github here!
smtpwn was a very simple local SMTP service. Basically you write a message to its
stdin, and it’ll write a file to
/tmp/ with the following content: