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QuoteDB is a command line server which runs on Win32. It is vulnerable by design with the purpose of being an application to practice reverse engineering / exploit development on.
It is intended to be compiled with ASLR and DEP protections enabled. A compiled version with these enabled is in the releases section.
I created this program while taking the EXP-301 course to practice for the exam.
The intended way to approach this challenge is to download the .exe, and create an exploit which bypasses ASLR and DEP to give a reverse shell.
You should not look at the source code until solved, if you want to practice reverse engineering.
To compile without any protections:
gcc main.c -o main.exe -l ws2_32
To compile with DEP:
gcc main.c -o main.exe -l ws2_32 -Wl,--nxcompat
To compile with ASLR:
gcc main.c -o main.exe -l ws2_32 -Wl,--dynamicbase
To compile with DEP + ASLR:
gcc main.c -o main.exe -l ws2_32 -Wl,--nxcompat,--dynamicbase
To run on the default port (3700):
To run on a custom port:
.\main.exe -p PORT
A solution PoC script is included (
poc.py). I recommend that you don't look at it until after solving the challenge, as it will spoil the fun.