[Nullcon HackIM 2014] Misc 1 Writeup

Disclaimer: This post was orginally posted on apucsfc.org1, which was a university security club where the author was a part of the CTF team and wrote this post back in 2014.

Points: 100

Description: Sam has parked his car in front of a store. Find the name of the store.

File: Level 1.pcap

As the usual, opened up the pcap file with wireshark. Looked around for some packet data that were interesting. Found an HTTP packet that had an image data in it. Exported the data by clicking File->Export Objects->HTTP, select the packet and save it as .png. And we get this image.

First tried looking at hex and fiddling with the colours. Then, read the description again and thought of GPS, so we looked into the metadata of the image using ImageMagick’s identify tool.

$ identify -verbose blah2.png

Got the stuff below (snipped).

date:create: 2014-01-27T19:46:46+08:00
date:modify: 2014-01-27T19:46:46+08:00
exif:GPSAltitude: 100000/100
exif:GPSAltitudeRef: 0
exif:GPSInfo: 46
exif:GPSLatitude: 38/1, 51598/1000, 0/1
exif:GPSLatitudeRef: N
exif:GPSLongitude: 77/1, 3371/1000, 0/1
exif:GPSLongitudeRef: W
exif:GPSMapDatum: WGS-84
exif:GPSVersionID: 2, 2, 0, 0

Converted the 2 GPS coordinates to proper ones that map applications could use. 38.859967,-77.056183. Put that into Google Maps and got the following;

  1. The domain has ceased to exist for a while, possibly until about 2017. You can find the archive of it here: https://web.archive.org/web/20161026194658/http://www.apucsfc.org/nullcon-hackim-2014-misc-1-writeup/ ↩︎

Maverick Kaung
Maverick Kaung
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Ye Myat “Maverick” Kaung is a highly motivated individual with a passion for security and open source software. Also an aspiring hacker and software engineer.