What is Privilege Escalation?

An attacker can gain access to the network using a non-admin user account and the next step would be to gain administrative privilege escalation. Attacker performs privileges escalation attack which takes advantage of design flaws, programming errors, bugs, and configuration oversights in the OS and software application to gain administrative access to the network and its associated applications. These privileges allows attacker to view critical/sensitive information, delete files, or install malicious programs such as viruses, Trojan, worms, etc. Types of Privilege Escalation Privilege escalation take place in two forms. They…

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