We are given the hint “Solveable in <5m. Much attack very wamerican-small.” The file begins with “VimCrypt~01!” and research on vim’s encryption method reveals that this means the file has been encrypted with the Unix crypt function. We apt-get install wamerican-small, strip the vimcrypt header, convert it to a C array, and write a quick solver by using vim’s source code:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>

unsigned char decrypted[402] = {0};
unsigned char encrypted[402] = {
    0x09, 0x06, 0x7E, 0x78, 0x8B, 0x07, 0xE5, 0x5E, 0x75, 0x3D, 0x5A, 0x66,
    0x49, 0x2B, 0x7D, 0x17, 0x5E, 0x96, 0xF0, 0xC0, 0x07, 0x30, 0x24, 0xC3,
    0xDF, 0x06, 0xA9, 0xEF, 0xDC, 0x27, 0x9E, 0x60, 0x88, 0xF9, 0x89, 0x10,
    0x6C, 0x9D, 0x68, 0xBE, 0x36, 0xB3, 0x7E, 0x1B, 0xEA, 0xED, 0xA7, 0x90,
    0x2B, 0x92, 0xE5, 0xED, 0xE3, 0xC9, 0x05, 0xC1, 0x16, 0xC9, 0xFE, 0x71,
    0x4C, 0x6A, 0x16, 0x61, 0x72, 0xFB, 0x1E, 0x97, 0xC1, 0x79, 0x32, 0xC5,
    0x96, 0x23, 0x3B, 0x94, 0x39, 0x27, 0x58, 0x70, 0x0E, 0x4D, 0x76, 0xC9,
    0x38, 0xE0, 0x64, 0x43, 0xB7, 0xC4, 0x2B, 0xAA, 0xA9, 0x89, 0xAA, 0xE6,
    0x68, 0x80, 0xCF, 0xF8, 0xB0, 0xEE, 0x08, 0xBD, 0x5B, 0x7A, 0xE1, 0x7D,
    0x22, 0x6D, 0x44, 0x34, 0xC7, 0x80, 0x28, 0x03, 0x12, 0x8B, 0x3A, 0x28,
    0xCC, 0x21, 0xEF, 0x04, 0x9C, 0xF2, 0xAF, 0xF0, 0x71, 0x86, 0x5E, 0xAF,
    0x4E, 0x3B, 0xB9, 0x75, 0x90, 0x86, 0xEF, 0x10, 0x42, 0xC7, 0xD9, 0x51,
    0x82, 0xE8, 0xFC, 0x36, 0x07, 0xE3, 0x5F, 0xDE, 0x20, 0xEE, 0x35, 0x5B,
    0x83, 0xB7, 0x90, 0xB6, 0x3A, 0xD9, 0xE4, 0xFB, 0xD1, 0xDD, 0x6D, 0x3B,
    0xBF, 0x80, 0x0A, 0x85, 0x0C, 0xB7, 0xDD, 0xBB, 0x3E, 0x43, 0x79, 0xD6,
    0x25, 0xB2, 0xA5, 0xB8, 0x2A, 0x52, 0x1F, 0x75, 0xF6, 0x2A, 0x4F, 0xB9,
    0x40, 0xB2, 0x74, 0xEC, 0x93, 0x2D, 0x8B, 0xF1, 0xEA, 0x8A, 0xFA, 0x89,
    0x18, 0x51, 0xD3, 0x19, 0xE2, 0x70, 0xC8, 0x38, 0xF6, 0x32, 0xC8, 0x08,
    0xA8, 0x5F, 0xBB, 0xAB, 0x53, 0xBB, 0x36, 0xF3, 0xED, 0xB3, 0x0E, 0x0C,
    0x7F, 0x5F, 0x49, 0x2A, 0xE2, 0x9C, 0x6D, 0x98, 0x22, 0xA5, 0x03, 0xB1,
    0xB0, 0x89, 0x6B, 0xA7, 0xBF, 0x70, 0x7D, 0x9F, 0x72, 0xC7, 0x87, 0x86,
    0x87, 0x91, 0x66, 0xF1, 0xD3, 0xE4, 0x1A, 0x4C, 0xAA, 0x69, 0x59, 0x1E,
    0x06, 0xEB, 0xBD, 0x6F, 0xEF, 0xE8, 0xEF, 0x87, 0x03, 0x22, 0xD8, 0x80,
    0x0F, 0xC7, 0x20, 0x1E, 0x72, 0x42, 0xEF, 0xC1, 0x1A, 0x23, 0xBD, 0x42,
    0x33, 0x7F, 0x59, 0x74, 0xB0, 0x3A, 0x0A, 0xEC, 0x15, 0x78, 0x36, 0xE1,
    0x3C, 0x89, 0xB8, 0x32, 0xFE, 0x19, 0xC0, 0xCF, 0xF8, 0x72, 0xE4, 0x5F,
    0xC4, 0xCD, 0xC9, 0x72, 0x1F, 0xC1, 0x77, 0x29, 0x3C, 0x75, 0x28, 0x73,
    0x16, 0xE1, 0x25, 0xEB, 0xFB, 0x33, 0xDF, 0x39, 0xEF, 0xEC, 0x35, 0xEB,
    0x5A, 0xD0, 0xDE, 0x32, 0x46, 0x44, 0x93, 0x85, 0x1E, 0x4C, 0xA3, 0x2C,
    0xD2, 0xF2, 0xC4, 0x31, 0x69, 0x71, 0x4D, 0x7C, 0xA5, 0x0F, 0xB3, 0xCB,
    0xDF, 0xE7, 0xB1, 0xBF, 0xCD, 0x70, 0xCE, 0xB6, 0x8A, 0x76, 0x78, 0x1A,
    0xEE, 0x64, 0x6E, 0x06, 0x2C, 0xE6, 0x84, 0x5B, 0x84, 0x7E, 0x19, 0xA9,
    0xD5, 0x0A, 0x80, 0x57, 0x8D, 0x32, 0xF6, 0x29, 0xC0, 0x77, 0x4B, 0x22,
    0xAA, 0x70, 0xE6, 0x22, 0x89, 0x39

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    char input[64] = {0};

    /* in vim74/src/misc2.c */

    /* read input lines until EOF */
    while(fgets(input, 64, stdin))
        int b = 0;

        input[63] = '';

        /* remove n */
        input[strlen(input) - 1] = '';

        /* decrypt using functions from vim74/src/misc2.c */
        memcpy(decrypted, encrypted, 402);
        crypt_decode(decrypted, 402);

        /* print out the decryption */
        for(b = 0; b < 402; b++)
            printf("%c", decrypted[b]);

        /* clear input buffer */
        memset(input, 0, 64);

    return 0;


Now, a simple compile and run!

$ gcc -o doge-solve doge-solve.c
$ ./doge-solve < /usr/share/dict/american-english-small | strings -n 30
The key is: ShibeSuchDictionaryAttacksWow
                                                        very much ctf
                                                                      most key
                            such flag
                                         so much shellcode

Flag: ShibeSuchDictionaryAttacksWow