Past Meetup

Penetration Testing 102: Windows Privilege Escalation

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16 people went

Price: $20.00 /per person

Null Space Labs

4610 Valley Blvd STE F · Los Angeles, CA

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Info for getting inside NSL:

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These classes tend to run long!

Please follow the instructions at before you come to class. You might be able to do it at NSL, but ...

Learn all about penetration testing!

Join us on October 31st to learn the fundamentals of pen testing in a live environment.

This is the second class in a series of pen testing essentials for anyone who is interested in pen testing, red teaming, computer and network security, and hacking! This hands-on session will cover the principles of privilege escalation in Windows environments. It will also be spoOooOoky. Halloween and such.

This series is graciously hosted by NSL Member Geoff!


What you need to know before you take the class

You will need a basic working knowledge of Windows and a Unix-like OS (Linux, BSD, etc.) command-line. If you know command-line basics like how to start services, move files, change directories, etc. or if you went to the Null Space Linux 101/102 classes, you should be ok.

The live environment is not connected to the internet!

It always helps to review the previous classes for anything you might need to study up on:

Penetration Testing 101: Fundamentals, Recon, & Exploitation (


What will we cover?


Missing Patches

Finding Plain-text Credentials

Directory Permission Misconfiguration

File Permission Misconfiguration

Local Service Misconfiguration

Network Service Misconfiguration


What does the class cost?

This class costs $20 for anyone who isn't a member of Null Space Labs. You can pay at the door in cash or here on Meetup via WePay. Please arrange payment with datagram, mmca, or bvector for direct Paypal/Bitcoin payments.


First time visiting NSL?

Check out the walkthrough for getting into the space:


What do I need to bring?

1. Laptop

2. A working 32 bit Kali Linux Install. The least invasive way is to burn a DVD and boot Kali on a live disc. Alternatively you can install Kali on the laptop, or in a VM, etc.

3. Working ethernet adapter

4. Storage to keep notes and tools on, e.g. USB drive, etc.


Before you come to class:

1. Get a copy of Kali Linux. You can download copy of the Kali Linux 32 bit ISO v1.1.0a from this image is ~3GB. Either install Kali in a VM, on the system, or burn the ISO.

2. Ensure that your ethernet adapter works properly in Kali. Most systems do, but please check as you will be using Kali in class and the live environment is wired only!