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Shubham Patel
Shubham Patel

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OverTheWire :- Bandit (Level 0–10) [CTF]

The wargames offered by the OverTheWire community can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.

LEVEL 0 β†’ LEVEL 1

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in a file called readme located in the home directory. Use this password to log into bandit1 using SSH. Whenever you find a password for a level, use SSH (on port 2220) to log into that level and continue the game.

Use ssh to login the server with the following information.

Username: bandit0
Password: bandit0
Host: bandit.labs.overthewire.org
Port: 2220

$ ssh bandit0@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit0@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
bandit0

To find Password for next level

bandit0@bandit:~$ ls
readme
bandit0@bandit:~$ cat readme
boJ9jbbUNNfktd78OOpsqOltutMc3MY1

LEVEL 1 β†’ LEVEL 2

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in a file called β€” located in the home directory

$ ssh bandit1@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit1@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
boJ9jbbUNNfktd78OOpsqOltutMc3MY1

Password

bandit1@bandit:~$ ls
-
bandit1@bandit:~$ cat < -
CV1DtqXWVFXTvM2F0k09SHz0YwRINYA9

LEVEL 2 β†’ LEVEL 3

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in a file called spaces in this filename located in the home directory

$ ssh bandit2@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit2@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
CV1DtqXWVFXTvM2F0k09SHz0YwRINYA9

Solution

bandit2@bandit:~$ ls
spaces in this filename
bandit2@bandit:~$ cat spaces\ in\ this\ filename
UmHadQclWmgdLOKQ3YNgjWxGoRMb5luK

LELVEL 3β†’ LEVEL 4

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in a hidden file in the inhere directory.

$ ssh bandit3@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit3@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
UmHadQclWmgdLOKQ3YNgjWxGoRMb5luK

Solution

bandit3@bandit:~$ ls
inhere
bandit3@bandit:~$ cd inhere
bandit3@bandit:~/inhere$ ls -al
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 2 root    root    4096 May  7 20:14 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root    root    4096 May  7 20:14 ..
-rw-r----- 1 bandit4 bandit3   33 May  7 20:14 .hidden
bandit3@bandit:~/inhere$ cat .hidden
pIwrPrtPN36QITSp3EQaw936yaFoFgAB

LEVEL 4 β†’LEVEL 5

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in the only human-readable file in the inhere directory. Tip: if your terminal is messed up, try the β€œreset” command.

$ ssh bandit4@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit4@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
pIwrPrtPN36QITSp3EQaw936yaFoFgAB

Solution

bandit4@bandit:~$ ls
inhere
bandit4@bandit:~$ cd inhere
bandit4@bandit:~/inhere$ ls
-file00  -file02  -file04  -file06  -file08
-file01  -file03  -file05  -file07  -file09bandit4@bandit:~/inhere$ file ./-file*
./-file00: data
./-file01: data
./-file02: data
./-file03: data
./-file04: data
./-file05: data
./-file06: data
./-file07: ASCII text
./-file08: data
./-file09: databandit4@bandit:~/inhere$ cat ./-file07
koReBOKuIDDepwhWk7jZC0RTdopnAYKh

LEVEL 5 β†’ LEVEL 6

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in a file somewhere under the inhere directory and has all of the following properties:

  1. human-readable
  2. 1033 bytes in size
  3. not executable

$ ssh bandit5@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit5@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
koReBOKuIDDepwhWk7jZC0RTdopnAYKh

Solution

bandit5@bandit:~$ ls
inhere
bandit5@bandit:~$ ls inhere
maybehere00  maybehere04  maybehere08  maybehere12  maybehere16
maybehere01  maybehere05  maybehere09  maybehere13  maybehere17
maybehere02  maybehere06  maybehere10  maybehere14  maybehere18
maybehere03  maybehere07  maybehere11  maybehere15  maybehere19bandit5@bandit:~$ find -type f -size 1033c
./inhere/maybehere07/.file2bandit5@bandit:~$ cat ./inhere/maybehere07/.file2
DXjZPULLxYr17uwoI01bNLQbtFemEgo7

LEVEL 6 β†’ LEVEL 7

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored somewhere on the server and has all of the following properties:

  1. owned by user bandit7
  2. owned by group bandit6
  3. 33 bytes in size

$ ssh bandit6@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit6@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
DXjZPULLxYr17uwoI01bNLQbtFemEgo7

Solution

bandit6@bandit:~$ ls -al
total 20
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 May  7 20:14 .
drwxr-xr-x 41 root root 4096 May  7 20:14 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  220 May 15  2017 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 3526 May 15  2017 .bashrc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  675 May 15  2017 .profilebandit6@bandit:~$ find / -user bandit7 -group bandit6 -size 33c -type f 2>/dev/null
/var/lib/dpkg/info/bandit7.passwordbandit6@bandit:~$ cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/bandit7.password
HKBPTKQnIay4Fw76bEy8PVxKEDQRKTzs

LEVEL 7 β†’ LEVEL 8

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in the file data.txt next to the word millionth.

$ ssh bandit7@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit7@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
HKBPTKQnIay4Fw76bEy8PVxKEDQRKTzs

Solution

bandit7@bandit:~$ ls
data.txt
bandit7@bandit:~$ cat data.txt | grep millionth
millionth       cvX2JJa4CFALtqS87jk27qwqGhBM9plV

LEVEL 8 β†’ LEVEL 9

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in the file data.txt and is the only line of text that occurs only once

$ ssh bandit8@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit8@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
cvX2JJa4CFALtqS87jk27qwqGhBM9plV

Solution

bandit8@bandit:~$ ls
data.txtbandit8@bandit:~$ cat data.txt | sort | uniq -u
UsvVyFSfZZWbi6wgC7dAFyFuR6jQQUhR

LEVEL 9β†’ LEVEL 10

Level Goal

The password for the next level is stored in the file data.txt in one of the few human-readable strings, preceded by several β€˜=’ characters.

$ ssh bandit9@bandit.labs.overthewire.org -p 2220
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames
bandit9@bandit.labs.overthewire.org's password:
UsvVyFSfZZWbi6wgC7dAFyFuR6jQQUhR

Solution

bandit9@bandit:~$ ls
data.txtbandit9@bandit:~$ strings data.txt | grep "="
========== the*2i"4
=:G e
========== password
<I=zsGi
Z)========== is
A=|t&E
Zdb=
c^ LAh=3G
*SF=s
&========== truKLdjsbJ5g7yyJ2X2R0o3a5HQJFuLk
S=A.H&^

Thank You For Reading.

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