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Binary Exploitation, Overflow 0

Hi everyone, today I am going to present my resolution method for the challenge "Overflow 0" of picoCTF. at first, I will do my manipulation locally, then do it in the shell part of the ctf after preparing the environment in which I will perform my manipulations, I'm ready!

the files give for this challenge are a binary [ELF 32-bit LSB executable] and the source of the binary in c. Source c:

#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <signal.h>

#define FLAGSIZE_MAX 64

char flag[FLAGSIZE_MAX];

void sigsegv_handler(int sig) {
  fprintf(stderr, "%s\n", flag);

void vuln(char *input){
  char buf[128];
  strcpy(buf, input);

int main(int argc, char **argv){
  FILE *f = fopen("flag.txt","r");
  if (f == NULL) {
    printf("Flag File is Missing. Problem is Misconfigured, please contact an Admin if you are running this on the shell server.\n");
  signal(SIGSEGV, sigsegv_handler);
  gid_t gid = getegid();
  setresgid(gid, gid, gid);
  if (argc > 1) {
    printf("You entered: %s", argv[1]);
    printf("Please enter an argument next time\n");
  return 0;

we can see that in the main function of the binary (main), the binary will open the flag.txt if we exceed the value of flag is 128 bytes. Let's test:

it's good, we can recover the real flag with the shell :D

And we have the flag ! :)

r3qPwn From SinHack. [Lucas R.]

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