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INS'hAck - Crimemail Writeup

INS’hAck - Crimemail Writeup

“service, to communicate with his associates. Let’s see if you can hack your way in his account… Hint: his password’s md5 is computed as followed: md5 = md5($password + $salt) and Collins Hackle has a password which can be found in an english dictionary”

There was a simple login form in the web page so, obviously, the usual login form routine tests were run against it.

After a couple of tries I followed the “Lost password?” link and there was another form that seemed a lot like the regular one we get in these kind of links. Running some tests on it I got an error message printed on the screen:

The most logical thing to do in a SQLi attack is to try dumping the number of columns using the union operator.

Knowing that there was only one column, I tried to dump the table’s data: ' union select concat(table_name,":",column_name) from information_schema.columns#

After taking a look at the end of the dumped info I found what I needed.

Having the table’s columns full names it was easy to dump the content. Using the following payload I could dump all the users table columns’ contents: ' union select concat(userID,":",username,":",pass_salt,":",pass_md5) from users#

Ok we have the dump but the passwords were hashed and salted

At this point I wrote my own brute force script:

Some seconds later the password was found:

pizza is the user password we needed :).

Then I logged in with the c.hackle:pizza credentials:

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