[Metasploit] Bypass UAC Protection on Windows 7/8/10 x86&x64 machine

User Account ControlUAC is a feature introduced with Windows Vista to provide an extra security by preventing administrative rights to programs unless approved by the user. Below is a picture of the UAC confirmation dialog box a user may see when attempting to run a program or access a part of Windows that requires permission.

Today we are going to guide how to bypass window 7/8/10 UAC once you have hacked the victim’s system.

Metasploit module: exploit/windows/local/bypassuac_injection


This module will bypass Windows UAC by utilizing the trusted publisher certificate through process injection. It will spawn a second shell that has the UAC flag turned off. This module uses the Reflective DLL Injection technique to drop only the DLL payload binary instead of three seperate binaries in the standard technique. However, it requires the correct architecture to be selected, (use x64 for SYSWOW64 systems also). If specifying EXE::Custom your DLL should call ExitProcess() after starting your payload in a seperate process.



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