Matrioshka

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  • You can pull out all the strings with that popular tool, but not with the default settings.

  • Very fun challenge! It was difficult at first but after some rethinking I managed to solve it.

    My only hint: You don't need to decompress all the files. Probably you don't have enough storage to do it.

    Deleite

  • Type your comment> @Cancerbero said:

    Type your comment> @Nick said:

    rockyou doesn't work,What default wordlist to use?
    famous binary wordlist?
    Any hint? thanks!!

    use rockyou, if it works

    got it,thanks!!!

  • I'm stuck in matrioshka4,the flag is not the flag?Any hint?

  • As for rockyou: didn't work for me, although the pwd is contained (grep through it and it's in there). dunno why but wasted some time

  • edited August 1

    overlooked a crucial bit the whole time and almost lost my head .. hint: if something isn't something, it might be something else :wink:

  • Awesome challenge! The initial part was very confusing,

  • I'm stuck with something that is not the flag (
    Can anyone give me a hint on what I'm missing?

  • Anyone able to give a hint at the 3->4 step?? I'm running out of disk space and sanity. :tongue:

  • edited August 2

    So, i got matrioshka4, so what i shoul do next. idk :(

  • Type your comment> @smidgey said:

    You can pull out all the strings with that popular tool, but not with the default settings.

    Hey thanks for the hint. I got the information you referred but I am stuck now I do not know where will I use that information. Any hints?

  • Yeah, so I've gotten to 4, with not the flag and huge hex. Still bugging me what to do with it...

  • There is matrioshka5> @skullkiddo said:

    Yeah, so I've gotten to 4, with not the flag and huge hex. Still bugging me what to do with it...

    Huge hex??
    Hmmm, what is all that??
    How would someone check what all that data is? i wonder.....
    :)

  • Fuck @Rayz, it was under my nose all the time. Dit it...

  • edited August 13

    Type your comment> @skullkiddo said:

    Fuck @Rayz, it was under my nose all the time. Dit it...

    i'm at the last step , got all the strings already but don't know which zip it's referring too lol

  • Type your comment> @InSanity1O said:

    Type your comment> @skullkiddo said:

    Fuck @Rayz, it was under my nose all the time. Dit it...

    i'm at the last step , got all the strings already but don't know which zip it's referring too lol

    Maybe you got all the strings, maybe you didn't and if you did, some look hexadecimal and might become something else with the right conversion, who knows...

  • @skullkiddo i already got it thanks ^^

  • Data? > @Rayz said:

    There is matrioshka5> @skullkiddo said:

    Yeah, so I've gotten to 4, with not the flag and huge hex. Still bugging me what to do with it...

    Huge hex??
    Hmmm, what is all that??
    How would someone check what all that data is? i wonder.....
    :)

    This a big hex string or something else? I've put it in a single line and tried xxd but it doesn't produce a zip or anything that the file command can understand.

    Any hints?

  • edited August 22

    someone could kindly give me some suggestions to move forward I'm stuck at the very first step. please pm me and the last challenge to complete misc

    EDIT:

    I found all the strings and the fake flag. A little tip to go on?

    Solved

    nemen91

  • Very well designed challenge in my opinion. Contains tricky parts, but they are all solvable without prior knowledge required (except for the fact that images may contain nested files) and without use of any 'exotic' tools.

    My whole folder for this challenge had about 17 MB in the end (before cleanup of some duplicates). If you are about to exceed this by far, you are propably on the wrong track.

    Gordin
    Press F to give respect

  • Hi,
    I'm blocked after matrioshka1.png. Any hints?

    Thank you

  • edited September 4

    I'm stuck in matrioshka3.zip Millions of zips and lots of txt but no idea how to continue... Can anybody give me some hint to continue with it, please?

    EDIT:

    Forget it I have matrioshka4

    SOLVED!

  • edited September 4

    GPG symmetrically encrypted data (AES cipher)

    I don't know how to proceed now? I've tried recovering the pass with john but no luck.

    Any hints??

    Thanks!!

    EDIT:

    Forgot to remember the simple things. Thanks phneutro for the hint!

    SOLVED!

    v0yager

  • So super newbie, got to Matrioshka3, but can't go any further. Been on this for dayyyyyyyyyyyys now. Can anyone pm me the answer for this stage please?? Thanks :blush:

  • Stuck on matrioshka4. Brute forcing the supposedly gpg encrypted data seems a dead end after having tried various word lists. Any advice?

  • @Dethread said:
    Stuck on matrioshka4. Brute forcing the supposedly gpg encrypted data seems a dead end after having tried various word lists. Any advice?

    As far as i remember, (almost) all passwords are hidden or at least hinted at in the files. Always try to squeeze everything out of every (unique) file you come across.

    Gordin
    Press F to give respect

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