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[Sharif University CTF 2016] [Web 250 – Old persian cuneiform captcha] Write Up

Description

Old Persian cuneiform is a semi-alphabetic cuneiform script that was the primary script for the old persian language. You could get more information on following links,
1- http://www.ancientscripts.com/oldpersian.html
2- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Persian_cuneiform.A web-based collections management for a museum has some extremely valuable information if one has admin user access.

The Site

We found that the “admin” user have a 4-digit password. But they use a captcha made of 10 old persian characters. One has to use the correspondence between symbols and strings to pass theye captcha verification (use “trans.png”).
Log in as “admin” to find the flag.
the flag is in the fomat: [Your flag is: flagflagflag…] (without braces)

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