Rating: 3.0

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**Description:** Find the flag being held on this server to get ahead of the competition

**Points:** 20

#### **Solution**

The title of the challenge is interesting, the first instinct is that there is something hidden in the headers but let's look at Hints

**Hint 1:** Maybe you have more than 2 choices

Let's look at the HTML code for this

markup
<div class="col-md-6">
<div class="panel panel-primary" style="margin-top:50px">
<h3 class="panel-title" style="color:red">Red</h3>
</div>
<div class="panel-body">
<form action="index.php" method="GET">
<input type="submit" value="Choose Red"/>
</form>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<div class="col-md-6">
<div class="panel panel-primary" style="margin-top:50px">
<h3 class="panel-title" style="color:blue">Blue</h3>
</div>
<div class="panel-body">
<form action="index.php" method="POST">
<input type="submit" value="Choose Blue"/>
</form>
</div>
</div>
</div>


You can see there are two different methods used. "GET" and "POST" so the hint is probably referring to a third method and we can see "HEAD" popping out in the title. Let's try a "HEAD" request.

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