Author Archives: Norman

About Norman

Sometimes, I write code. Occasionally, it even works.

Late Writeup – flea_attack (Harekaze)

This weekend, me and 0x4a47 attempted the flea_attack challenge from Harekaze CTF, but we were unable to solve it in the time allocated. Still, this was a good lesson in modern heap exploitation, and therefore, I think it’s worth writing … Continue reading

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Writeup – CBC-MAC / Web1 (Nullcon IM)

This weekend, I participated in the Nullcon IM and Harekaze CTF challenges. Due to my own general laziness, and spending far too long farming a Legiana Gem, I only managed to solve one challenge worth writing about. Without further ado: … Continue reading

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Writeup – BaskinRobins31 (Codegate)

This weekend, I participated briefly in the Codegate CTF (mostly during bits of SharifCTF downtime, as they overlapped heavily). I contributed to a solve for the BaskinRobins31 challenge, for which the writeup is below. This was a joint effort between … Continue reading

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Writeup – RunMe, pwn1/vuln, Skeleton Key (SharifCTF)

This weekend, I participated in the SharifCTF competition. I will present some writeups below. RunMe1.exe This challenge was presented as a Windows executable, which you can download here. The goal of the challenge is to modify the executable such that … Continue reading

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Never forget where all this started…

This weekend, I am favored with the good fortune to participate in both SharifCTF and the Codegate Qualifiers CTF. In times like this, we often get so engrossed in our efforts to wrangle that final rop chain gadget, that we … Continue reading

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