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Rigel (Launched 2003)

  • Username: rigel
  • Click to reveal password: usegolanginstead
  • Points: 15
The revelations from Antares is clear. Gobians considered the orbiter a serious
threat, and you must too. Luckily, you now know where the final answer to this
question, the blueprint, lies...

Rigel is a true display of Gobian technological ingenuity. Launched right before
the fall of the Union, it is armed with all of the most powerful hardening
techniques at the time. Luckily, CSA allies have managed to disable the
non-executable pages on the remote system and provided you with the shellcode to
extract the blueprints from the satellite.

Your final job is to defeat the remaining ASLR and stack canary countermeasures,
hack into Rigel, and get the blueprints to fully understand Caltopia's true

This part of the project enables both stack canaries and ASLR.

Consider that enabling ASLR means you may end up with a nondeterministic solution. ./exploit accounts for this by running multiple times (which could take some time). If you see some Segmentation Faults when running your script, that’s expected!


  • It might help to read Section 8 of “ASLR Smack & Laugh Reference” by Tilo Müller.

  • You may find it useful to know how to examine the addresses of individual assembly instructions. This can be done by running disas <function_name> in gdb, where <function_name> is the name of a function like main or abs

  • It might also help to note that a no-op instruction in assembly can be represented by the single-byte instruction 0x90