Obscure Challenge

I managed to decode the commands and obtain an interesting file, but I’m not sure how to proceed. A nudge from any of the solvers out there would be appreciated.

Thanks

Type your comment> @n3m0 said:

I managed to decode the commands and obtain an interesting file, but I’m not sure how to proceed. A nudge from any of the solvers out there would be appreciated.

Thanks

I’m in the same spot. I could obtain the file and its h**h. I think we have to use bruteforce. Someone who can confirm that this is the right path?

You should have obtained a sensitive file. To view its contents, you should supply a credential. Since you don’t have credentials, you have to obtain them somehow. Our old friend john may help.

Just analyze the facts, and reverse it to obtain that file. Thanks to @Angel235 .
pm me if you need help. however it is great challenge and everything is obvious just follow the flow from pcap file.

Thank you @davidlightman…that was great hint!

Fun little challenge. It took me some time too get the data decoded, but once I had that setup correctly using CyberChef, getting the flag was easy…

Someone help with PHP Warning: gzuncompress(): data error when trying to decode with the script…

This was a bit of a mind bender. You just have to believe in yourself to get through it. And keep passing the hash.

What a challenge! Props to the creator as it was very well done!

If anyone needs a guiding light through the obscurity, I am glad to lend a hand.

Thanks for the positive feedback – glad you guys enjoyed this one. In case you want to read my write-up on it, then see the following PDF document (password protected with the HTB flag): HackTheBox/Obscure_Forensics_Write-up.pdf at master · artikrh/HackTheBox · GitHub

Really awesome challenge. I struggled a bit after getting the file, which I figured wouldn’t be protected at all, but after that everything went fine. LOVED IT!

I keep getting a corrupted file. Any hints?

ONe of the best challenges I have ever solve. Wasn’t that easy but I learnt a lot!

Fun one and not crazy hard. Really enjoyed it. Happy to give hints via DM for anyone struggling.

Type your comment> @artikrh said:

Thanks for the positive feedback – glad you guys enjoyed this one. In case you want to read my write-up on it, then see the following PDF document (password protected with the HTB flag): HackTheBox/Obscure_Forensics_Write-up.pdf at master · artikrh/HackTheBox · GitHub

Very nice one!

This was a really well-crafted challenge. Each part followed on from the last nicely as you work through it, and it all made sense. Kudos!

Real fun challenge thus far. I think I’m close to getting the flag but could use a hint. I don’t want to spoil it for others here, is there someone I could PM for some feedback?

Type your comment> @sageos said:

Real fun challenge thus far. I think I’m close to getting the flag but could use a hint. I don’t want to spoil it for others here, is there someone I could PM for some feedback?

Nvm, I found the flag. Thanks for a great challenge @artikrh I learned a lot.

Took the flag. Best task ever. I wish i could give @artikrh more then 1 respect :slight_smile:

An interesting machine. The foothold is the hardest part. After you get the shell is just code understanding.