Linux Distribution Name and Version


During penetration testing if you gain access to shell probably it will be user with not root privileges. To find correct exploit that will increase your privileges (give you root), you have to learn what you have on target machine.

uname -r

2.6.24-24-server

uname -mrs

Linux 2.6.24-24-server i686

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS
Release:	8.04
Codename:	hardy

cat /etc/*-release

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS"

cat /proc/version

Linux version 2.6.24-24-server (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu4)) #1 SMP Tue Jul 7 20:21:17 UTC 2009