Understanding Linux Privilege Escalation and Defending Against It

Linux privilege escalation How it works, and what steps you can take to protect yourself Privilege escalation in another term for the elevation of permissions, of a normal user. This means that a normal user on Linux can become root, or get the same permissions as root. This can be authorized usage, with the use of the su or sudo command. It can also be unauthorized, for example when an attacker gains too many permissions. In this case often with […]

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