coin_artist 50k Follower Puzzle – Write-up

The infamous crypto puzzle artist coin_artist just launched a new NFT airdrop for hitting 50,000 followers on Twitter. As with all coin_artist related announcements and products, we immediately dusted off the magnifying glass and started to seek for a puzzle. We quickly saw that she tweeted #1347 which is her bat signal that there is a puzzle to be found. It did not take long for us to find the trailhead!

Solvers:

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DEFCON 29 CTF Qualifier: 3FACTOOORX Write-up

I recently participated with the CTF team Norse Code representing Hacking for Soju in the DEFCON 29 CTF qualifiers. There was a web challenge, so I went full speed ahead to solve it. Overall the challenge is fairly straightforward and not too difficult, but I decided to do a write-up on it to demonstrate one way that you are able to work through obfuscated JavaScript.

The challenge begins with a website link and a Chrome browser extension that you can download.

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coin_artist – 34700 $coin Puzzle Write-Up ($20,000)

Solvers:

A few of us recently participated in another puzzle and managed to be victorious, collecting 34700 $coin (est $20,000 at time of solve) prize. coin_artist of Blockade Game and Bitcoin fame recently launched a new crypto currency called $coin. She had the idea of having the coin's original value backed by the purchase of NFTs that cost several Ethereum.

There was a clever stipulation involved though, anyone who owned one of these original $coin NFTs would be able to solve a puzzle with a $coin reward once launched. Cloverme of Age of Rust (Space Pirate) purchased a few of these NFTs and gifted one of them to us. This gave us the chance to participate and attempt to solve her puzzle.

With the launch of $coin, it unleashed a new puzzle designed and created by Lee Sparks (motive).

Let's dive into it.

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NahamCon – Trash the Cache Write-up (Web 1000)

I recently participated in the NahamCon CTF with the team Hacking for Soju. I was unable to complete this challenge before the end of the CTF, but managed to solve it the following day. Credits to maneolt and xehle for sharing notes and giving me a couple nudges.

Shout-out to the challenge creator Adam Langley (give him a follow) for keeping the hype going after the CTF ended and also making one of the better web CTFs I have seen!

It starts with Hackbookagram.com

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JosieBellini’s Yours Truly Puzzle Walkthrough

We recently participated in the Yours Truly puzzle created by Josie Bellini (@josiebellini) and managed to secure a victory by being the first to solve the entire puzzle series. Here is a walkthrough of all the puzzles and how to unlock Josie’s Yours Truly puzzle wallet.

Team:

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A Tale of Exploitation in Spreadsheet File Conversions


Researchers:


Intro

In our attempt to fingerprint LibreOffice as a PDF rendering service, we identified multiple implementation vulnerabilities.

This writeup covers our efforts to fingerprint LibreOffice, LibreOffice file detection (and abuse) & misuse of the LibreOffice Python-UNO bridge.

The unintended misuse of the Python-UNO bridge by the popular package unoconv resulted in CVE-2019-17400.

We believe our research here is not final, and encourage others to look into this area.

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Montecrypto – ARGSS Write-Up

Montecrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma

A solve diary & challenge-by-challenge walkthrough by the crew who cracked it

ARG Solving Station: Luigy, en, JTobcat, ziot, motive, Askin, lucifers_cat
Special thanks to: Austin, nsnc, pipecork

Meet us and learn more in ARGSS https://discord.me/arg_solving_station

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Escalating XSS in PhantomJS Image Rendering to SSRF/Local-File Read

I recently came across across a request on a bounty program that took user input and generated an image for you to download. After a little bit of a journey, I was able to escalate from XSS inside of an image all the way to arbitrary local-file read on the server. It's a private program, so I'm going to do my best to redact as much information as possible.

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