Category: Forensics Points: 150 Description:
A deadly virus is killing bees in Busybee’s village Busybox, India. Unfortuantely, you have to go to the village to fight the infection. Get the flag virus out of the infected files.
Village address: http://hack.bckdr.in/BUSYBEE/infected.tar
Created by: Ashish Chaudhary
Let’s unpack our infected.tar and take a look around
drwxr-xr-x 3 dade dade 4096 Jun 4 12:50 2b0fbc0e1ac044737fd881cff8164bb5a2c7bfbf90c40c87de3c3435f2c6a94e drwxr-xr-x 4 dade dade 4096 Jun 4 12:53 983179bdb58ea980ec1fe7c45f63571d49b140bdd629f234be9c00a6edd8a4a7 drwxr-xr-x 10 dade dade 4096 Jun 4 12:51 d51a083a3b01fe8c58086903595b91fc975de59a9e9ececec755df384a181026 -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 1344 Jun 3 09:13 eaa21323de5e2cce7078df3af4dd292181114dfc94be761b948657efbe3af26b.json -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 373 Dec 31 1969 manifest.json -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 106 Dec 31 1969 repositories
The json files don’t really have much interesting in them, looks primarily like data from building the problem. Lets dig in to 2b0fbc0e…
dade@gibson:~$ ls -la infected/2b0fbc0e1ac044737fd881cff8164bb5a2c7bfbf90c40c87de3c3435f2c6a94e -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 464 Jun 3 09:13 json -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 1024 Jun 3 09:13 layer.tar -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 3 Jun 3 09:13 VERSION
file layer.tar says “data” and
tar xvf layer.tar is unable to get anything.
xxd layer.tar shows us that the data is all 0s. Nothing of interest in json or VERSION
Let’s move on to 983179bd…
-rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 907 Jun 3 09:13 json -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 1035776 Jun 3 09:13 layer.tar -rw-r--r-- 1 dade dade 3 Jun 3 09:13 VERSION
json and VERSION are probably still not particularly helpful for us, but lets unpack this layer.tar
dade@gibson:~/infected/983179bdb58ea980ec1fe7c45f63571d49b140bdd629f234be9c00a6edd8a4a7$ tar xvf layer.tar bin/ bin/cat bin/sha1sum root/ root/.ash_history
.ash_history looks like a shell history file, let’s see if anything interesting is in there.
dade@gibson:~/infected/983179bdb58ea980ec1fe7c45f63571d49b140bdd629f234be9c00a6edd8a4a7$ cat root/.ash_history not so easy bru - the infections is intense
Hmm. This tarball also had two binaries in it. Let’s see if there is a reason those binaries specifically were included by checking them out with strings. Given the premise of the challenge, that the flag had “infected” files by a “virus”, binaries are a common target to hide in.
dade@gibson:~/infected/983179bdb58ea980ec1fe7c45f63571d49b140bdd629f234be9c00a6edd8a4a7$ strings bin/sha1sum [...] THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR: [REDACTED]
Well that was easy, the virus flag was in the infected binaries. Just sha256 that string and submit.
This challenge is hosted permanently at Backdoor, so go find the flag yourself!