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Windows 10 UAC Protection Bypass Via Windows Store (WSReset.exe)

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Windows 10 UAC Protection Bypass Via Windows Store (WSReset.exe)

Disclosed
08/22/2019
Created
09/06/2019

Description

This module exploits a flaw in the WSReset.exe Windows Store Reset Tool. The tool is run with the "autoElevate" property set to true, however it can be moved to a new Windows directory containing a space (C:\Windows \System32\) where, upon execution, it will load our payload dll (propsys.dll).

Author(s)

  • ACTIVELabs
  • sailay1996
  • timwr

Platform

Windows

Development

References

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

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