OverTheWire: Bandit Level 0 → Level 1

https://overthewire.org/wargames/bandit/bandit1.html

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.

ls, cd, cat, file, du, find

> whatis ls                                                                         
ls (1) - list directory contents

> whatis cd
cd (1) - change working directory

> whatis cat
cat (1) - concatenate files and print on the standard output

> whatis file
file (1) - determine file type

> whatis du
du (1) - estimate file space usage

> whatis find
find (1) - search for files in a directory hierarchy

Note : All commands don't have to be used to complete level

Solution

View the files that are present in the current working directory using the ls command
(The “pwd” command can be used to view the current working directory)

bandit0@bandit:~$ ls
readme

We see there is an file named readme to view the contents of this file we can use the cat command.

bandit0@bandit:~$ cat readme 
boJ9jbbUNNfktd78OOpsqOltutMc3MY1

We have found the password for the next level !!

To access next level logout of the current session. This can be done by typing exit or use Ctrl + D

Use password found above to login as bandit1 and access next level

> 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

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