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Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:41:21 +0100
From: Patrick Proniewski <>
Subject: Re: make failed - Re: Need a little help cracking one password

On 13 déc. 2016, at 01:21, Robert Moskowitz wrote:

> If I am wrong about the password mask, I have worked out a way to MAYBE move sudo (btw, this is Redsleeve 6 distro) to my user account and see if that works.  If not then the pain of the taking the system down and resetting the password.  Afterall, I could have a power outage that exceeds my UPS capacity...

One solution I've used in the past to regain a lost root is to leverage a local unpatched vulnerability to escalate privileges. If your server has not been updated for some time, there is probably a CVE you can use.


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