This page explores topics covering general stages of penetration testing. This is to be used as a personal resource for future practical work.

Privilege Escalation

Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, logic flaw or configuration vulnerability within an operating system or application to gain elevated access to accounts or resources which should not be permitted.

Techniques of privilege escalation differ between operating systems, with Linux offering more misconfiguration vectors due to it's open source nature.