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Authentication - Insufficient privileges error

Question asked by Bill Smith on Jan 14, 2020

I am receiving an "insufficient privileges" error when attempting to scan a custom linux host.


I can manually SSH into the host using the root credentials given to the scanner and view/edit any file, so I believe the user's permissions are good.  I suspect that the scanner is attempting to perform a command sequence that may not be available since this is a custom modified distro.  For example there is not a /root folder by default, added it but no dice.


What is the command sequence performed by the scanners to determine if the user has privileges on a unix box?