Tag: DomainAdmins

Attack Methods for Gaining Domain Admin Rights in Active Directory

There are many ways an attacker can gain Domain Admin rights in Active Directory. This post is meant to describe some of the more popular ones in current use. The techniques described here “assume breach” where an attacker already has a foothold on an internal system and has gained domain user credentials (aka post-exploitation). The …

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Sneaky Active Directory Persistence #15: Leverage AdminSDHolder & SDProp to (Re)Gain Domain Admin Rights

The content in this post describes a method by which an attacker could persist administrative access to Active Directory after having Domain Admin level rights for 5 minutes. I presented on this AD persistence method at DerbyCon (2015). Complete list of Sneaky Active Directory Persistence Tricks posts AdminSDHolder Overview AdminSDHolder is an object located in …

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Interesting Windows Computer & Active Directory Well-Known Security Identifiers (SIDs)

The Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB243330 lists the well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems¬† Listed here are the more interesting ones from the article as well as some additional ones. Local Computer SIDs SID: S-1-5-2 Name: Network Description: A group that includes all users that have logged on through a network connection. Membership is …

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