Exploit Exercises — Protostar — Final Levels

Exploit Exercises — Protostar wargame includes a number of carefully prepared exercises to help hone your basic exploitation skills. The final portion of the wargame combines Stack, Format String, Heap, and Network exploitation techniques into three excellent challenges to help solidify knowledge gained from previous exercises.

Just like in previous writeups, my goal is not to simply present you with a solution, but to share the reasoning, challenges, and failures I have encountered while solving these exercises. In order to make the learning experience…