Privilege Escalation Techniques

By Alexis Ahmed
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About this book

Privilege escalation is a crucial step in the exploitation life cycle of a penetration tester. It helps penetration testers to set up persistence and facilitates lateral movement. This book is one-of-a-kind, covering a range of privilege escalation techniques and tools for both Windows and Linux systems.

The book uses virtual environments that you can download to test and run tools and techniques. Each chapter will feature an exploitation challenge in the form of pre-built virtual machines (VMs). As you progress, you will learn how to enumerate and exploit a target Linux or Windows system. This privilege escalation book then demonstrates how you can escalate your privileges to the highest level.

By the end of this book, you will have gained the skills you need to be able to perform local kernel exploits, escalate privileges through vulnerabilities in services, maintain persistence, and enumerate information from the target such as passwords and password hashes.

Publication date:
October 2021

About the Author

  • Alexis Ahmed

    Alexis Ahmed is a highly motivated young IT professional with over 6 years of experience in Penetration Testing and Information Security. He is well versed in securing enterprise networks, Linux servers, and cloud infrastructure for companies and organizations. He has a keen interest in kernel hacking and reverse engineering. Alexis is also a content creator with an audience of over 500,000 students and professionals, where he makes videos and content on penetration testing, Linux, and malware analysis.

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