Natas Level 2

This is a solution guide to the Natas2 Level at overthewire. This write-up was created on 5 March 2015.

First connect to the website

  • Enter the following as the username natas2 and password ZluruAthQk7Q2MqmDeTiUij2ZvWy2mBi

Level 2 doesn’t seem quite as easy. It actually says there is nothing on this page. The first step was to check the source code and of course nothing was there. However I did see the following snippet which I thought was interesting:

<div id="content">
There is nothing on this page
<img src="files/pixel.png">

So I clicked the link and was redirected to a blank page at:

So i decided to try and see if I could access any of the directory content of the website by deleting pixel.png so the resulting url is now

At this point I was presented an index of /files consisting of pixel.png and users.txt. When I clicked on users.txt I found the password for the next level!

Bingo! natas3:sJIJNW6ucpu6HPZ1ZAchaDtwd7oGrD14