Infosec encyclopedia entry

LPE

LPE:
Local Privilege Escalation

privilege escalation is a malicious attempt to abuse an app or OS bug or error of configuration at gaining unauthorized access to sensitive information by taking over a user’s account that has the necessary privileges to view or commit modifications to the said information and that wouldn’t be normally accessible to the current user.
https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/privilege-escalation/

By jean-christoph

March 30, 2022

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