Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

A little girl made a website to post poetry related to peace and understanding. American fascists have hacked this website replacing it with Hitler-esque propaganda. Can you repair the website?

Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by Monica on Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:41 pm
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Intro: Hello, this is Monica, HackThisSite's Lead Moderator. Because I've been getting a lot of requests for Realistic 3, I thought I would write an article to distribute to the HTS community. This guide will help you understand how to complete the mission without major spoilers. I hope you will find the article useful. I also hope you will learn something new and feel a sense of accomplishment.

Prerequisites/Suggestions:
- HTS Basics Missions

Required:

- Logical thinking (of course)
- Moderate HTML knowledge
- Basic PHP knowledge
- Directory Traversal


Let's begin!


** A little girl made a website to post poetry related to peace and understanding. American fascists have hacked this website replacing it with Hitler-esque propaganda. Can you repair the website?

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You've received a message from PeacePoetry:

I run this website where people can read and submit peace-related poetry. I am doing this out of good will towards others, and I don't see why I would be making enemies out of this, but some real asshole hacked my website posting a bunch of ignorant aggressive propaganda on the front page. And I made that website a while ago, and I no longer have access to it. Do you think you can hack in and change it back? Please? Oh, and bonus points if you message me the name of the bastard who did this!

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1. Before you begin a HTS Realistic mission, the very first thing to do is to always read the messages carefully from our fellow friends who need our help. It will definitely help you to keep in mind on what you really NEED to do to complete a mission. It may also provide useful information and/or hints. Sometimes, it is easy to get off track, so taking notes is suggested.

2. Assuming that you know HTML, you should know that HTML is language used to create and display web pages with a web browser. In fact, look at the content carefully and thoroughly. Try to understand how the site works; see how it is coded.

3. What did you find? Remember, the site is hacked. If you have found the original site, you should look around and see what else you can find. Remember what your goal is? PeacePoetry wants you to restore her site. How would we do that?

Let's say that you have just created a webpage using basic HTML only for displaying purposes, like text and images. You then decided that you'd like feedback from visitors on your site which does NOT include e-mailing you directly. Can you think of an easier and faster method that will allow a user to submit information such as a user's name along with a comment?

4. If you have not figured it out, think about the original site. Figure out how it was hacked in the first place using the information provided in this article.

We all want submission of any information to be safe and secure, and there are many different methods of sending/receiving information.

** Examples: Shopping online, subscription to a newsletter, or registering a userID on HackThisSite! Think about HOW you registered your HTS username. Registering the username would require a password and an e-mail, which means that the submitted information is stored.

5. Hopefully you now understand how submitted information works. (A bit anyway.) =P The question is - WHAT is the information that we need to submit? Remember, you are restoring the original site, which would replace the hacked site.

** If you are stuck:

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Perhaps, you can duplicate it.


6. This is now the time to use Directory Traversal. It is an attack to manipulate and/or gain access to restricted files. For more information, MAKE GOOGLE YOUR BEST FRIEND! The most important part is submitting the information to the correct areas.

** If you are stuck:

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Think about Basic 8 & 9.






Congratulations! You have completed Realistic Mission 3.




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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by spacemaster on Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:27 am
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veru good:9 but i didn't have to use it in my case.All was in source.When i gained access to old site it became easy.
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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by Defience on Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:11 am
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spacemaster wrote:veru good:9 but i didn't have to use it in my case.All was in source.When i gained access to old site it became easy.


:D Click here to vote: VOTE
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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by thorking on Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:31 am
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how do I send that name hacker the site? and earn extra points
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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by zenithSmil3 on Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:36 am
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thorking wrote:how do I send that name hacker the site? and earn extra points


no bonus points
Meh.
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Intro : 'Peace Poetry' Guide Beatifull

Post by silkscalp on Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:22 pm
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Very good introduction.
It's a plaisir to do this challence.:D
Furthermore there are differents etapes that changes from one-hack (or one little problem) challenge. :!: :!:
I'm waiting to read next challenge (I have to finish this before.) :idea:
So Introduction is Great. 8-)
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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by cyleleghorn on Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:37 pm
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I googled directory traversal, and then directory traversal tutorial, but i couldnt find a site that you can learn from. can someone give me a link or some other search paremeters? Thanks : )
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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by De_Reaper on Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:36 am
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I found the original site bun I have no clue on how to restore it would tiping unix commands in the SUBMIT section help??
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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by godofcereal on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:05 am
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De_Reaper wrote:I found the original site bun I have no clue on how to restore it would tiping unix commands in the SUBMIT section help??


If your stuck then re-read the guide.
Im off, last year of school and all, I had something longer but char limit fucked that up. So yeah, had a good run here. Thanks for the memories. Thanks to the staff and users.

Best regards, your posting whore,
godofcereal

p.s. Defience, you the man ;)
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Re: Realistic 3 - 'Peace Poetry' Guide

Post by Defience on Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:50 am
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De_Reaper wrote:I found the original site bun I have no clue on how to restore it would tiping unix commands in the SUBMIT section help??


Read through the posts, there are plenty of hints as to what you should be thinking of (even the post right above yours), but don't forget about what information it is you want to restore.
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