Privilege Escalation

Privilege escalation is the act of exploiting a bug, design flaw or configuration oversight in an operating system or software application to gain elevated access to resources that are normally protected from an application or user. The result is that an application with more privileges than intended by the application developer or system administrator can perform unauthorized actions.

Privilege escalation means a user receives privileges they are not entitled to. These privileges can be used to delete files, view private information, or install unwanted programs such as viruses. It usually occurs when a system has a bug that allows security to be bypassed or, alternatively, has flawed design assumptions about how it will be used. Privilege escalation occurs in two forms:

 

PRIVILEGE ESCALATION- SOFTWARE'S / TOOLS / UTILITIES

  1. Password Attacks - Online and Offline
  2. Sniffing
  3. Spoofing
  4. Network Authentication
  5. Log Cleaner



PASSWORD ATTACKS - ONLINE AND OFFLINE



SNIFFING



SPOOFING


   
NETWORK AUTHENTICATION



LOG CLEANER