Level 19


  1. SSH to bandit18
  2. Read the password from file readme

Objective 1

  • Username: bandit18
  • Password: kfBf3eYk5BPBRzwjqutbbfE887SVc5Yd
  • Port: 2220
  • IP/Hostname: bandit.labs.overthewire.org
user@localhost:~$ ssh -p 2220 [email protected]

Successfully connected, but disconnected immediately.

Objective 2

After we determined that the password was indeed the correct password from the last level, we now need to deal with a .bashrc that disconnects us immediately when we connect with SSH.

We know that the file is name readme in the home directory, so let's read that file by using SSH to send commands for us.

user@localhost:~$ ssh -p 2220 [email protected] 'cat readme'
This is a OverTheWire game server. More information on http://www.overthewire.org/wargames

[email protected]'s password: