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Discovering Passwords in the Memory by Abhishek Kumar on 14/04/04

Escalation of privileges is a common method of attack where a low privileged user exploits a vulnerability to become an administrator or a higher privileged user. Privilege escalation may be achieved through cracking of administrative passwords, local buffer overflows and stealing of passwords. This paper discusses a common vulnerability that could be exploited by low privileged users to steal critical passwords and escalate their privileges.

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