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Microsoft SQL Server SQLi Escalate Execute AS



This module can be used escalate privileges if the IMPERSONATION privilege has been assigned to the user via error based SQL injection. In most cases, this results in additional data access, but in some cases it can be used to gain sysadmin privileges. The syntax for injection URLs is: /testing.asp?id=1+and+1=[SQLi];--


  • nullbind <scott.sutherland@netspi.com>


Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/admin/mssql/mssql_escalate_execute_as_sqli
msf auxiliary(mssql_escalate_execute_as_sqli) > show actions
msf auxiliary(mssql_escalate_execute_as_sqli) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(mssql_escalate_execute_as_sqli) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(mssql_escalate_execute_as_sqli) > run 

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