Hot or Not: Local privilege escalation vulnerabilities

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Hot or Not: Local privilege escalation vulnerabilities

Due to the interactive nature and required access to exploit, local privilege escalation vulnerabilities have traditionally been thought to have a minimal impact on the strategies enterprise IT departments incorporate to protect networks when compared to other code execution vulnerabilities.

The mentality is, "If an attacker already has interactive access to one of my machines, it’s game over anyway." Recently there has been a steady increase in the use of dumb-terminal technologies which is turning the interactive user into a much more common client and an increasing...

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