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This TechNet article describes how to audit these extra privileges. Apparently they aren’t normally caught.

•Bypass traverse checking
•Debug programs
•Create a token object
•Replace process level token
•Generate security audits
•Back up files and directories
•Restore files and directories

The first 4 would indicate a privilege escalation that would be used to hi-jack any in-memory (LSA process) user tokens for impersonation. Metasploit has canned attacks for these kinds of scenarios.

If you are running as a “regular” user it seems that this would be avoided.

More to follow…


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