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Windows 7: Microsoft Exchange vulnerable to PrivExchange zero-day

29 Jan 2019   #1

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Microsoft Exchange vulnerable to PrivExchange zero-day

Microsoft Exchange 2013 and newer are vulnerable to a zero-day named "PrivExchange" that allows a remote attacker with just the credentials of a single lowly Exchange mailbox user to gain Domain Controller admin privileges with the help of a simple Python tool.

Details about this zero-day have been made public last week by Dirk-jan Mollema, a security researcher with Dutch cyber-security firm Fox-IT.

According to the researcher, the zero-day isn't one single flaw, but a combination of three (default) settings and mechanisms that an attacker can abuse to escalate his access from a hacked email account to the admin of the company's internal domain controller (a server that handles security authentication requests within a Windows domain). The three issues, according to Mollema, are:

Read more: Microsoft Exchange vulnerable to 'PrivExchange' zero-day | ZDNet

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