OverTheWire: Bandit Level 2 to Level 3

2020, Jun 13    

Level Goal

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

Commands you may need to solve this level

ls, cd, cat, file, du, find

Helpful Reading Material


Walk Through

  1. Connect via ssh:

ssh [email protected] -p 2220

The password is: CV1DtqXWVFXTvM2F0k09SHz0YwRINYA9

  1. List the files in your home directory. (ls command)


As you can see the file name contains spaces. You will need to put a backslash before every space in the file name. You could just use the terminal’s auto complete feature by tabbing over and letting Linux auto populate the file name since it’s the only thing in the home directory. Type cat then press the tab key.

  1. cat spaces\ in\ this\ filename


  1. Password: UmHadQclWmgdLOKQ3YNgjWxGoRMb5luK