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Nebula level04 write-up

In Level04 we are given the code of a program owned by flag04 user: #include <stdlib.h> #include <unistd.h> #include <string.h> #include <sys/types.h> #include <stdio.h> #include <fcntl.h> int main(int argc, char **argv, char **envp) { char buf[1024]; int fd, rc; if(argc == 1) { printf("%s [file to read]\n", argv[0]); exit(EXIT_FAILURE); } if(strstr(argv[1], "token") != NULL) { printf("You may not access '%s'\n", argv[1]); exit(EXIT_FAILURE); } fd = open(argv[1], O_RDONLY); if(fd == -1) { err(EXIT_FAILURE, "Unable to open %s", argv[1]); } rc = read(fd, buf, sizeof(buf)); if(rc == -1) { err(EXIT_FAILURE, "Unable to read fd %d", fd); } write(1, buf, rc); } The program opens a file passed as first argument if the name does not contain the token string so we cannot use it to open our target token file … or can we?