New Windows 10 vulnerability allows anyone to get admin privileges - @LawrenceAbrams…
@LawrenceAbrams Security researcher @jonasLyk is the one who discovered that Windows 10 and Windows 11 Registry files associated with the Security Account Manager (SAM) are accessible to users with low privileges.
Mimikatz creator @gentilkiwi told BleepingComputer that anyone can easily steal an elevated account's NTLM hashed password to gain higher privileges by taking advantage of the incorrect file permissions.
According to CERT/CC vulnerability analyst @wdormann and SANS author @jeffmcjunkin, Microsoft introduced the permission changes in Windows 10 1809. BleepingComputer has reached out to Microsoft for more info but has not heard back until now.…
@wdormann @jeffmcjunkin This Windows elevation of privilege vulnerability is now tracked by Microsoft as CVE-2021-36934.

Per Microsoft it affects Windows 10 version 1809 and newer client operating systems…

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