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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
'''Administrative access''' (also referred to as '''privileged access''' or '''root access''') is an
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'''Administrative access''' (also referred to as '''privileged access''' or '''root level access''') is an
   
 
{{Quote|advanced level of [[access]] to a [[computer]] or [[application]] that includes the ability to perform significant [[configuration]] changes to the [[computer]]'s [[operating system]].}}
 
{{Quote|advanced level of [[access]] to a [[computer]] or [[application]] that includes the ability to perform significant [[configuration]] changes to the [[computer]]'s [[operating system]].}}
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== Overview ==
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"An [[intruder]] with 'root level access' has the highest [[privileges]] given to a [[user]] working with an [[operating system]] or other [[program]] and has as much authority on the [[network]] as a [[system administrator]], including the [[authority]] to [[access]] [[file]]s, alter [[permission]]s and [[privileges]], and add or remove [[account]]s."
   
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
   
* [[NIST]], "Creating a Patch and Vulnerability Management Program," [[NIST Special Publication 800-40]], Ver. 2 (Jan. 2006).[http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-40-Ver2/SP800-40v2.pdf]
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* [[NIST Special Publication 800-40]], Ver. 2.
 
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Latest revision as of 20:13, 12 May 2015

Definition[]

Administrative access (also referred to as privileged access or root level access) is an

advanced level of access to a computer or application that includes the ability to perform significant configuration changes to the computer's operating system.

Overview[]

"An intruder with 'root level access' has the highest privileges given to a user working with an operating system or other program and has as much authority on the network as a system administrator, including the authority to access files, alter permissions and privileges, and add or remove accounts."

Source[]