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Black Hat Python by Justin Seitz

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Chapter 10. Windows Privilege Escalation

So you’ve popped a box inside a nice juicy Windows network. Maybe you leveraged a remote heap overflow, or you phished your way into the network. It’s time to start looking for ways to escalate privileges. If you’re already SYSTEM or Administrator, you probably want several ways of achieving those privileges in case a patch cycle kills your access. It can also be important to have a catalog of privilege escalations in your back pocket, as some enterprises run software that may be difficult to analyze in your own environment, and you may not run into that software until you’re in an enterprise of the same size or composition. In a typical privilege escalation, you’re going to exploit a poorly coded driver ...

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