How to Use LinEnum to Identify Potential Privilege Escalation Vectors

The art of privilege escalation is a skill that any competent hacker should possess. It's an entire field unto itself, and while it's good to know how to perform the techniques involved manually, it's often more efficient to have a script automate the process. LinEnum is one such script that can be incredibly useful for privilege escalation on Linux systems. Privilege escalation is the method of exploiting specific bugs or flaws to obtain higher permissions relative to the current user. Usually, it involves going from a user-level shell to a root shell on Unix or a system shell on Windows... more