Protostar Exploit Challenges Format0 Solution


Format0 is the introduction to the string exploitation levels. There isn’t much to it except a bit of minutia in the printf function.


We must complete this level in under 10 bytes of input, which means we can’t do our typical print 1 billion As deal. What we instead do is use the width specifier of %s. We can do something like %64s to say we want a string of width 64, which sprintf will then print.

So our exploit simply looks like the following:


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