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I have retrieved and duplicated a token (via
) from a process running under the context of a Standard User.

Is it possible to provide this token alone with administrative privileges so that such user can access network shares etc ?

If yes, please share a code fragment or article(s) which achieves this.


What I have tried:

At this point I have been able to duplicate a token from a process running under a low privilege user, but I would like to know how to modify that token alone to provide admin rights to it.
Updated 6-Oct-20 2:19am
Richard Deeming 6-Oct-20 5:12am
I suspect that would be a massive security vulnerability if it were possible.
curiousward 6-Oct-20 6:11am
This application is a service running under Local System.

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You cant "elevate" tokens or processes because of security reasons Microsoft doenst allow that.

For your case it is best to create a new process with CreateProcessWithLogonW.

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