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Phase 3 (75 pts)

This is a little more challenging but still nonetheless manageable.

Problem Statement#

Reflections? Rotations? Translations? This is starting to sound like geometry...
Author: treap_treap


Sounds complex. Let's look at it using Ghidra.


bool phase3(undefined8 param_1,undefined4 param_2,undefined4 param_3,undefined4 param_4,           undefined4 param_5,undefined4 param_6,undefined4 param_7,undefined4 param_8,char *param_9           )
{  int strCmpRes;  char *__s1;  char *outputStr;  undefined8 in_R8;  undefined8 in_R9;  undefined4 extraout_XMM0_Da;  undefined in_stack_ffffffffffffffc8;  char *inputPtr;
  puts("\nReflections? Rotations? Translations? This is starting to sound like geometry...");  __s1 = (char *)calloc(0x29,1);  getInput(extraout_XMM0_Da,param_2,param_3,param_4,param_5,param_6,param_7,param_8,3,param_9,           &DAT_001028d1,__s1,in_R8,in_R9,in_stack_ffffffffffffffc8);  inputPtr = __s1;  while (*inputPtr != '\0') {    outputStr = func3_1(inputPtr);    *inputPtr = *outputStr;    outputStr = func3_2(inputPtr);    *inputPtr = *outputStr;    inputPtr = inputPtr + 1;  }  strCmpRes = strcmp(__s1,"\"_9~Jb0!=A`G!06qfc8\'_20uf6`2%7");  free(__s1);  return strCmpRes == 0;}


Initially, I had spent a huge amount of time trying to reverse the functions by coding a Python script to attempt to go backwards from the given string back to the flag.

However, I realise that it might not be an onto function, where every output can easily be mapped back to the original flag.

Hence, I decided to replicate the 2 functions in Python and brute force the flag using the 127 different characters in ASCII.

target = "\"_9~Jb0!=A`G!06qfc8\'_20uf6`2%7"flag = ""
for c in target:    for i in range(1, 128):        tmp = i        # Function3_1        if tmp > ord('@') and tmp < ord('['):            tmp -= 0xd            if tmp < ord('A'):                tmp += 0x1a
        if tmp > ord('`') and tmp < ord('{'):            tmp -= 0xd            if tmp < ord('a'):                tmp += 0x1a
        # Function3_2        if tmp > ord(' ') and tmp != 0x7f:            tmp -= 0x2f            if tmp < ord('!'):                tmp += ord('^')
        if (chr(tmp) == c):            flag += chr(i)            break