Level Goal

A program is running automatically at regular intervals from cron, the time-based job scheduler. Look in /etc/cron.d/ for the configuration and see what command is being executed.

Solution

Password: gE269g2h3mw3pwgrj0Ha9Uoqen1c9DGr

Let’s do what we’re told and check out the cron directory.

We want the bandit22 password, so let’s check out cronjob_bandit22.

We have a script that’s sending its output to The Abyss every minute. Let’s check out what the script does.

The contents of bandit22‘s password file is being output to a weird file. Let’s read that file.

Jinkies.