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Special file bits: SUID and SGID

Special file bits: SUID and SGID: Linux: Files and Permissions
Special file bits: SUID and SGID: Linux: Files and Permissions

Linux permissions support an extra position for special bits. These special bits provide privilege escalation to the user owner or group owner for executable files. This allows normal users to elevate privileges without configuring complex services. Note, that these users are not prompted for any password. As such files with SUID and SGID bits set can be dangerous. We can locate these files using the find command.

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Skill Level Intermediate
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Network Administration IT Operating Systems Linux

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