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How can I automatically pass the password to 'su'?

I am working on an exploit for a security course. The object is to obtain a root shell in a linux virtual machine. So far, I can write to /etc/passwd and change root's password to an arbitrary string. ...
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Linux account locked due to failed logins

i hope someone could help me while trying login to my Ubuntu machine with my user i'm getting "account locked due to 29 failed" i logged in with recovery mode and now i'm root but i can't change ...
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passwd fails with passwd: pam_start() failed, error 26 in tahr puppy 6.0.2

From the messages log: Dec 17 08:08:28 puppypc30098 authpriv.err passwd[8265]: PAM _pam_load_conf_file: unable to open /etc/pam.d/common-password The file /etc/pam.d/common-passwd is indeed missing:...
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openSSH is ignoring the HOME env variable

I've been trying to sort out the Could not create directory issue with openSSH installed via cygwin, and have tried every solution I can find on the internet, but none of them are working... I've ...
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John the Ripper error Crash recovery file is locked

I am on Windows 10 using CygWin, and I have just downloaded John The Ripper Jumbo 1.7.9. I was following the tutorial at Ethical Hacking Central to try to learn how to use the program. I created the ...
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Linux Mint 16 32-bit (Ubuntu) forgets password, even after resetting via grub/bash trick

I just installed LM16 using a live USB stick. Install went fine, and at the user step I made a password but chose 'log in automatically'. On first boot without the usb stick, it logged in without ...
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How to recover the root password (passwd/chroot not found)?

I did init=/bin/bash, ctrl-x, mount of root, but when I try to run chroot or passwd it simply doesn't find any command. I see many tutorials, but they assume I have passwd and chroot. But I have not?...