Nebula – Level05

In this level the only hint that we have is the weak directory permissions.

I listed ls -al /home/flag05, then i found a folder named .backup in which there is a tar.gz file and also another folder named .ssh. So i tried to extract the tar.gz file there itself, but it didn’t work due to permission problems. Then i copied that file to /tmp and then extracted it there. And i found the .ssh directory again. Then i copied that directory to /home/level05 and then ssh’d to flag05@localhost and it didn’t ask any credentials since the public key of flag05 was there in .ssh directory which we already extracted!
I ran getflag to complete this level.


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