Tag Archive: SPNScanning

Jan 27

Active Directory Recon Without Admin Rights

A fact that is often forgotten (or misunderstood), is that most objects and their attributes can be viewed (read) by authenticated users (most often, domain users). The challenge is that admins may think that since this data is most easily accessible via admin tools such as “Active Directory User and Computers” (dsa.msc) or “Active Directory …

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Dec 31

Cracking Kerberos TGS Tickets Using Kerberoast – Exploiting Kerberos to Compromise the Active Directory Domain

Microsoft’s Kerberos implementation in Active Directory has been targeted over the past couple of years by security researchers and attackers alike. The issues are primarily related to the legacy support in Kerberos when Active Directory was released in the year 2000 with Windows Server 2000. This legacy support is enabled when using Kerberos RC4 encryption …

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Apr 12

SPN Scanning – Service Discovery without Network Port Scanning

The best way to discover services in an Active Directory environment is through “SPN Scanning.” The primary benefit of SPN scanning for an attacker over network port scanning is that SPN scanning doesn’t require connections to every IP on the network to check service ports. SPN scanning performs service discovery via LDAP queries to a …

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