Find the website that the fake svchost is accessing.
You can get the flag if you access the website!!
The challenge files are huge, please download it first.
Hint2: Check the hosts file
The hints reveal a lot of what should be done for this challenge. The attached file is a Windows memory dump that we open in HxD.
Windows hosts file (
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) usually contains a header (
# This is a sample HOSTS file) so let’s search for it.
Bingo! We find it and the contents indicate that they set up a host entry for a specific IP address:
1 188.8.131.52 crattack.tistory.com
However opening this IP in the browser shows what seems like an unconfigured web server:
Let’s search the memory dump again for the URLs that point to that IP or to
crattack.tistory.com to see if we get lucky. A bunch of them are found, and we try them one by one, replacing the site name with the IP address.
Lo and behold, we find the flag in