HITB GSEC CTF 2017 – Cephalopod

Open the downloaded file in Wireshark.

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Okay lets see…….The Ceph protocol seems interesting (as there is some conversation in that protocol) .Let’s apply ceph filter.


Hmm…..Now scroll down a bit, on number 308 (that’s a huge one) . Let’s examine it.

After a few minutes of examining the packet I came across operation payload which seems interesting.

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It looks like this is a png file. See the file signature (89 50 4e….) Its definitely an image.

Let’s export the image. Right click on operation payload and click Export Packet Bytes

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Now save it as .png Screenshot (251)

This is the image you will get


Looks like this is the flag .

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