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Tool and Usage

Project details
Programming languageshell script
AuthorOwen Shearing
Latest release0.9 []

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Why this tool?

LinEnum is one of the tools that can help with automating penetration tests. It performs a discovery on the environment it runs in and tries finding weaknesses to allow privilege escalation.

Usage and audience

LinEnum is commonly used for penetration testing, privilege escalation, or system enumeration. Target users for this tool are pentesters.


  • Command line interface

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + Very low number of dependencies
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Well-known tool

Author and Maintainers

LinEnum is under development by Owen Shearing.


Supported operating systems

LinEnum is known to work on Linux.

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a privilege escalation tool and system enumeration tool.