Privilege Escalation Exploits

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Q: Which of the following are examples of privilege escalation? (Choose all that apply)

a. Mary uses a password cracking application to crack the admin password and login to the domain controller.

b. Sam logs into his account and then exploits a local application to execute commands as root on a Linux server.

c. Jimmy logs into his account and then takes over Christy’s account.

d. Fred exploits a webmail application by tricking users to visit his web site that makes requests to the targeted user’s email preferences to modify the user’s email setting and forward all emails to Fred’s email account.

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