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Microsoft Error Reporting Local Privilege Elevation Vulnerability

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Microsoft Error Reporting Local Privilege Elevation Vulnerability



This module takes advantage of a bug in the way Windows error reporting opens the report parser. If you open a report, Windows uses a relative path to locate the rendering program. By creating a specific alternate directory structure, we can coerce Windows into opening an arbitrary executable as SYSTEM. If the current user is a local admin, the system will attempt impersonation and the exploit will fail.


  • Filip Dragović (Wh04m1001)
  • Octoberfest7
  • bwatters-r7




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/win_error_cve_2023_36874
msf exploit(win_error_cve_2023_36874) > show targets
msf exploit(win_error_cve_2023_36874) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(win_error_cve_2023_36874) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(win_error_cve_2023_36874) > exploit

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