Root-Me: GB – Basic GameBoy crackme walkthrough

Hello, In this article I will describe how I solved the GB – Basic GameBoy crackme challenge from Root-Me. Before reading this article you should attempt to solve the challenge on your own. Start by reading/skimming through the GameBoy CPU manual then download an emulator such as mGba and play with the ROM. To disassemble the ROM I’ve used Ghidra and mgbdis. After reading through the GameBoy … Read more

Ghidra Scripting: Annotating Linux system calls

I had some fun this weekend messing around with Ghidra. Having such a powerful tool for free is truly a game changer. To start scripting in Ghidra, I downloaded the latest Eclipse for Java Developers Version: 2019-09 R (4.13.0), Ghidra and Open JDK, I believe any JDK version 11+ will work. After downloading the JDK, extract the zip, put it … Read more

Root Me – Xor Madness – Walkthrough

Hello, In this article I will describe how I solved the PE x86 – Xor Madness challenge from Root-Me This challenge will ask you for a password and the password is also used to validate the flag. What makes this challenge interesting is that it only uses xor, sub, call and ret. Here’s how I approached the challenge: Since the binary had a few function and some strings … Read more