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Windows AlwaysInstallElevated MSI

This module checks the AlwaysInstallElevated registry keys which dictates if .MSI files should be installed with elevated privileges (NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM). The generated .MSI file has an embedded executable which is extracted and run by the installer. After execution the .MSI file intentionally fails installation (by calling some invalid VBS) to prevent it being registered on the system. By running this with the /quiet argument the error will not be seen by the user.

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Module Name

exploit/windows/local/always_install_elevated

Authors

  • Ben Campbell <eat_meatballs [at] hotmail.co.uk>
  • Parvez Anwar

References

Targets

  • Windows

Platforms

  • windows

Architectures

  • x86
  • x64

Reliability

Development

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 exploit/windows/local/always_install_elevated msf exploit(always_install_elevated) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(always_install_elevated) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(always_install_elevated) > show options ...show and set options... msf exploit(always_install_elevated) > exploit