LSADump2 Crashing Systems

From: oh face (
Date: 09/02/05

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    Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 17:31:09 -0400

    In my recent pen-test experience, LSADump2 has been crashing Windows
    boxes. I was able to verify this on fully patched Windows XP and 2003.
    In further examination, LSADump2, when executed, killed the "lsass"
    process, and with the "winlogon" process still running, the system was
    forced to reboot. As far as I know, LSADump2 is utilizing a DLL
    injection technique to dump the contents of LSA secrets.

    1. Has anyone had this experience? If so, is there a safe method to
    execute this tool?
    2. When I tested LSADump2 on various Windows boxes, not all fully
    patched boxes were affected by this issue. What configuration of
    Windows is exactly causing "lsass" to fail?


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