About

ZeroNights hackquest is a hacking challenge before annual ZeroNights conference where the goal is to solve tasks related to information security (reverse engineering, web, mobile hacking, penetration testing and more).
The winners receive free invitation to the conference and a place in our Hall of Fame.

There is no pre-registration for a quest. When tasks will be avaliable there will be a field for a flag and your email.

If you have any questions related to hackquest - drop us a line to hackquest@zeronights.org

2018's Rules

  1. Hack quest lasts 7 days, from 20:00 October 21 to 19:59 October 28 (each task starts at 8 PM Moscow Time (UTC+3, check your time);
  2. One task a day. Task duration: 24 hours;
  3. 7 tasks in total;
  4. The first person to solve the task gets an invite;
  5. The second and third participants to solve the task will also earn points. The second one gets 0.5 point, the third—0.25. 1 point will get you 1 invitation, but not more than one per one competitor;
  6. To prevent cheating, you may be asked to describe the steps you performed to solve the task;
  7. It's prohibited to share hints and flags with other participants;
  8. Do not register more than one account per a participant;
  9. Current date and time: 2018-11-16 21:56:26

Good luck and have fun!

Day 1 / Galois

Description

Day 2 / BLACKANWYTE

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Day 3 / Pad me

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Day 4 / ImageHub

Description

Hints

25/10/2018 20:00
Task wasn't solved. 24 hours added.
25/10/2018 17:00
There are two bugs that we know of. First one gets you the web app sources, second one gets you RCE.

Day 5 / Time

Description

Hints

27/10/2018 16:00
Oh. how many devices on a box.. are they really usefull?
27/10/2018 14:35
If you were able to cope with the filter on the timepanel, then you can use the capabilities of an entire system. Do not be shy.
27/10/2018 14:25
Check virtual host and don't dwell on 200
26/10/2018 19:25
Task wasn't solved. 24 hours added.
26/10/2018 17:35
Use all your capabilities
26/10/2018 12:25
You do not need any forensic software to complete any stage of a task

Day 6 / Awesome VM

Description

Hints

27/10/2018 16:20
Maybe you can fool or bypass AI system?

Day 7 / HiddenResource

Description

Hints

28/10/2018 20:00
Task wasn\t solved. 24 hours added.

Winners

Winners of 2018

Task Place Nickname Reward
Day #1 / Galois #1 Felis-Sapiens Invite
#2 sysenter 0.5 points
#3 AV1ct0r 0.25 points
Also solved a1exdandy
Day #2 / BLACKANWYTE #1 QwErTy Invite
#2 AV1ct0r 0.5 points
Day #3 / PAD ME #1 AV1ct0r Invite
#2 a1exdandy 0.5 points
#3 Felis-Sapiens 0.25 points
Day #4 / IMAGE HUB #1 sysenter Invite
#2 antichat.com 0.5 points
Day #5 / TIME #1 beched Invite
Day #6 / AWESOME VM #1 a1exdandy Invite
Day #7 / HIDDEN RESOURCE #1 Bartimaeous Invite

Hall of fame

Winners of 2017

Task Place Nickname Reward
Day #1 / Webpwn #1 blackfan Invite
#2 DarkCaT 0.5 points
#3 kreon 0.25 points
Also solved ilyaluk, raz0r, akamajoris, kurlikasd, poneev, shvetsovalex007, leon+zeronights, mohemiv
Day #2 / PETROVKEY #1 vient Invite
#2 Felis-Sapiens 0.5 points
Day #3 / YOUAREWELCOME #1 Paul_Axe Invite
Day #4 / REMASONRY CHALLENGE #1 sysenter Invite
#2 AV1ct0r 0.5 points
#3 Felis-Sapiens 0.25 points
Also solved Aleksey Cherepanov
Day #5 / NOT SAFE AGENCY #1 maximilian Invite
#2 p41l 0.5 points
Day #6 / STRANGE COMMAND SERVER #1 Aleksey Cherepanov Invite
#2 smalukav 0.5 points
#3 paulch 0.25 points
Also solved okob2008, Kurlikasd, mcstarpro
Day #7 / HACKING CHAINS #1 ilyaluk Invite
#2 smalukav 0.5 points
#3 Felis-Sapiens 0.25 points

Winners of 2016

Task Place Nickname Reward
Day #1 #1 sysenter Invite
#2 vos 0.5 points
#3 smalukav 0.25 points
Also solved ilyaluk, AVictor2007, a.v.e.r, dmit.mx, felis-sapiens, stas.zn
Day #2 / Golden Rabbit #1 smalukav Invite
#2 ilyaluk 0.5 points
#3 vos 0.25 points
Day #3 / ETHERIUM BOT #1 ilyaluk Invite
#2 lozko.roma 0.5 points
#3 snk 0.25 points
Also solvedvladas.bulavas, okob2008, dartslon, beched
Day #4 / BAD ASSISTANT #1 beched Invite
#2 smalukav 0.5 points
#3 Aleksey Cherepanov 0.25 points
Day #5 / StrongBox #1 Stanislav Povolotsky Invite
Day #6 / Packer #1 erbolsyn Invite
#2 ilyaluk 0.5 points
Day #7 / I wanna be better! #1 blackfan Invite

Winners of 2015

Task Place Nickname Reward
Day #1 / Chocolate Factory #1 cdump Invite
#2 BlackFan 0.5 points
#3 kidcrash 0.25 points
Day #1 / Chocolate Factory (reborn) #1 BlackFan Invite
#2 Beched 0.5 points
#3 AV1ct0r 0.25 points
Day #2 / HSM V1.0 #1 Abr1k0s Invite
#2 BooL 0.5 points
#3 kidcrash 0.25 points
Day #3 / BAZAAR NG #1 AV1ct0r Invite
#2 shr 0.5 points
#3 Petuhov_Forever! 0.25 points
Day #4 / ILLOGICAL PHOTOGALLERY #1 Beched Invite
#2 bafoed 0.5 points
#3 allyofgood 0.25 points
Day #5 / CRACKME #1 sysenter Invite
#2 okob2008 0.5 points
#3 h0t_max 0.25 points
Day #6 / BANK ROBBERY #1 dr.glukyne Invite
Day #7 / BLINK2PWN #1 mr_dawerty Invite

Winners of 2014

Task Place Nickname
#1 / Alighieri #1 BECHED
Also solved derwolfman, neomant, Anton Cherepanov
#2 / Yolochka #1 BECHED
#3 / InfectedTerminal #1 sysenter
#4 / Chip-in-the-middle #1 GiftsUngiven
Also solved Dmitry Ananyev
#5 / M-Nature #1 Roman Bondarenko
Also solved Stanislav Povolotsky
#6 / Not a HARD task #1 Torn
Also solved goober, ispras team, Richard Baranyi, BECHED, qwerty@x.x
#7 / private bank haxing #1 Dmitry Ananyev
Also solved abc1111abc, beched, Abr1k0s ctf team, darkbyte, obriain, bmth, bo0om, arnor9400
#8 / Photo story #1 Sergey Bobrov
Also solved Dan, Alexander & Tolya

Winners of 2013

Task Place Nickname
#1 / Hello, snake #1 BECHED
#2 / Hello, snake (special task: read file) #1 Dan Sigalov
#3 / Hello, snake (special task: read + write) #1 George Noseevich
#4 / A problem #1 darkbyte_ru
#5 / Bo0oM #1 Ilia Deto
#6 / wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee #1 vos
#7 / Erlang #1 Anton Sapozhnikov
#8 / [noname] #1 vos
#9 / Quake 3 #1 Andrey1800

Contacts

If you have any questions related to hackquest - drop us a line to hackquest@zeronights.org