Checklist - Local Windows Privilege Escalation

Best tool to look for Windows local privilege escalation vectors: WinPEAS



  • Can you write in any folder inside PATH?

  • Is there any known service binary that tries to load any non-existant DLL?

  • Can you write in any binaries folder?


  • Enumerate the network(shares, interfaces, routes, neighbours...)

  • Take a special look to network services listing on local (

  • Have you access to any handler of a process run by administrator?

  • Check if you can abuse it

And more...

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