RE: Windows Administrator access



Why restrict the demo in a way that is not in keeping with a real-world
attack? If a hostile party were to get to a command prompt on a Windows
box, they would not be limited in that way. If you can do it within
those restriction, great but it seems like somebody's wanting to see the
world through rose-colored glasses.

One possibility is a backup of the SAM database that might give you an
administrator password hash that you could crack.

How about running whoami.exe or something else from a remote location?
If your restriction says "or uploading new files", then that would be
within the scope.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dillama [mailto:dillama@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 4:17 AM
To: pen-test@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Windows Administrator access

After gaining shell access to a Windows box, is there any way to show
administrator privilege without changing the config or uploading new
files?

I have to demo the ability to gain administrator access to a Win 2000
box, the catch is no changes on the box so adding a user or loading
whoami.exe from resource kit would not be options. Any suggestion here
would be appreciated.

Thanks

---
Dillama

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