hivenightmare aka serious sam research paper
Research Paper

HiveNightmare aka Serious SAM (CVE 2021-36934)

This paper explains the vulnerability, HiveNightmare (CVE-2021-36934), also known as SeriousSAM, in Windows 10 version 1809 and later. It is a zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability, taking advantage of overly permissive Access Control Lists (ACLs). An attacker with the ability to execute code on a target host could exploit this vulnerability to elevate their privileges to SYSTEM.

Key Pointers:
  • Understanding the vulnerability in Windows 10.
  • Taking a look at the severity, risk and the scope of impact of this vulnerability.
  • Understanding how to mitigate the vulnerability using some available work arounds.
  • Understanding the attack scenario and setting up the lab for exploitation.
  • Exploiting the vulnerability and taking the SYSTEM access.
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