CRYPTOHACK

Triple DES

Description

Data Encryption Standard was the forerunner to AES, and is still widely used in some slow-moving areas like the Payment Card Industry. This challenge demonstrates a strange weakness of DES which a secure block cipher should not have.

Help

This page offers a convenient way for you to interact with the challenge functions. You can also use GET requests to send and receive data directly from the listed routes/endpoints if you wish. For more information see the FAQ.

Your aim is to recover the FLAG value. Once you have have it, submit it on the CryptoHack Symmetric Ciphers page.

Source

from Crypto.Cipher import DES3
from Crypto.Util.Padding import pad


IV = os.urandom(8)
FLAG = ?


@chal.route('/triple_des/encrypt/<key>/<plaintext>/')
def encrypt(key, plaintext):
    try:
        key = bytes.fromhex(key)
        plaintext = bytes.fromhex(plaintext)
        plaintext = xor(plaintext, IV)

        cipher = DES3.new(key, DES3.MODE_ECB)
        ciphertext = cipher.encrypt(plaintext)
        ciphertext = xor(ciphertext, IV)

        return {"ciphertext": ciphertext.hex()}

    except ValueError as e:
        return {"error": str(e)}


@chal.route('/triple_des/encrypt_flag/<key>/')
def encrypt_flag(key):
    return encrypt(key, pad(FLAG.encode(), 8).hex())


Interact

encrypt(key,plaintext)
Hex Input Only
Hex Input Only
encrypt_flag(key)
Hex Input Only
Output

XOR tool

Use this form to XOR two hex strings together.

Output
Hex Encoder/Decoder

This is a convenient encoder designed for ASCII <-> Hex translations. It won't work for decoding hex to byte streams and will just show [unprintable] in that case.

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