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.
Posts about Privilege Escalation
  • Human glitch lets hackers into ICANN

    … to a privilege escalation vulnerability that was exploited to view requests by users to new gTLD registries. Also accessed by the phishers this time around were several pages on the GAC wiki, which is about as interesting as it sounds (ie, not very). ICANN said the only non-public information that was viewed was a “members-only index page”. User…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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