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Windows Escalate Task Scheduler XML Privilege Escalation

This module exploits the Task Scheduler 2.0 XML 0day exploited by Stuxnet. When processing task files, the Windows Task Scheduler only uses a CRC32 checksum to validate that the file has not been tampered with. Also, In a default configuration, normal users can read and write the task files that they have created. By modifying the task file and creating a CRC32 collision, an attacker can execute arbitrary commands with SYSTEM privileges. NOTE: Thanks to webDEViL for the information about disable/enable.

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Module Name



  • jduck <jduck [at]>



  • Windows Vista, 7, and 2008


  • windows


  • x86
  • x64



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/ms10_092_schelevator msf exploit(ms10_092_schelevator) > show targets ...targets... msf exploit(ms10_092_schelevator) > set TARGET <target-id> msf exploit(ms10_092_schelevator) > show options and set options... msf exploit(ms10_092_schelevator) > exploit

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