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Special file bits: SUID and SGID

Special file bits: SUID and SGID: Cert Prep: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (EX200)
Special file bits: SUID and SGID: Cert Prep: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (EX200)

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. You can locate these files using the find command.

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