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Microsoft Windows Authenticated User Code Execution

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Microsoft Windows Authenticated User Code Execution

Disclosed
01/01/1999
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module uses a valid administrator username and password (or password hash) to execute an arbitrary payload. This module is similar to the "psexec" utility provided by SysInternals. This module is now able to clean up after itself. The service created by this tool uses a randomly chosen name and description.

Author(s)

  • hdm <x@hdm.io>
  • Royce Davis <rdavis@accuvant.com>
  • RageLtMan <rageltman@sempervictus>

Platform

Windows

Architectures

x86, x64

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

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