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EkoParty CTF 2020 Git 2


Exact prompt has been forgotten. Linked to this GitHub repo


As I mentioned in the writeup for leak, I was in a very githubby mindset when I started this challenge. For that reason, I solved this challenge first.

A quick inspection of the repo shows that it features an accidentally committed SSH private key and matching public key. I copied the text of these out of the commit log, and into chall and chall.pub. Now I have ssh access, however what to?

The next part of this challenge involves the git actions for the repo, in .github/workflows/. In there we get an issue-bouncer.yml and corresponding issue-bouncer.py. Reading through these two, we notice something useful:

DST_REPO: 'ekoparty2020/ekoparty-internal'

The python script essentially moves an issue to that DST_REPO, so I figured why not try to clone it?

eval `ssh-agent` && ssh-add chall && git clone git@github.com:ekoparty2020/ekoparty-internal.git

Note: I had to modify permissions on the private key chall to get this to work.

This clones the internal repo, which conveniently features our flag in the root README.md


~ Lyell Read


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