Read the legend and get the vulnerable image

Here are the slides for the RuCTFE presentation on ZeroNights 2015 conference, enjoy!


You're recommended to have a host (or two), which is (are) able to run two VirtualBox VMs with the following configuration:

  1. Router: 32-bit, 1 core, 512 Mb RAM, 1 Gb HDD
  2. Vuln Image: 64-bit, 2 cores, 2 Gb RAM, 20 Gb HDD

You need 64-bit CPU with virtualization (VT-x or AMD-V) on host machine to run 64-bit VM.

The Test Image has the same requirements as the Vuln Image (you can shut down the Test Image when the game starts).

We recommend using Virtual Box 4.3.x or later.


RuCTFE is an annual online international challenge in the information security. It has been held 6 times already.

The contest is driven by classic rules. Each team is given a set of vulnerable services. Organizers regulary fill services with private information — the flags. The goal of each team is to find vulnerabilities, fix them in their services and exploit them in order to get flags from other teams. Please refer to the rules page and Wikipedia article for slightly more info.

Top student teams according to the results of RuCTFE 2015 will be invited to the annual national Russian university challenge in the information security RuCTF 2016.

RuCTFE 2015 starts on November 21, 2015 at 10:00 UTC and will last for 9 hours. As usual, the network will be closed for the first hour.

Registration will be closed on November 21, 2015 at 08:00 UTC.

112,000/ RUB

RuCTFE 2015 is approved as DEF CON CTF 2016 qualifying event. And RuCTFE winner will be a DEF CON CTF 2016 participant!

First place takes 64,000 RUB and goes to DEF CON
Second place takes 32,000 RUB
Third place takes 16,000 RUB


12 Jul 2015
RuCTFE 2015 is officially announced.
26 Oct 2015
Registration is opened.
20 Nov 2015
Vulnerable image is available.
21 Nov 2015 10 UTC
RuCTFE 2015 start.


20 Nov 2015
RuCTFE 2015 legend and vulnerable image have been published! Enjoy!
18 Nov 2015
Last preparations before RuCTFE. Set up your network!
18 Nov 2015
RuCTFE 2015 write-ups will be presented on ZeroNights in Moscow.