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Privilege Escalation

Techniques adversaries use to gain higher-level permissions on a system or network. Adversaries often can enter and explore a network with unprivileged access, but require elevated permissions to follow through on their objectives. Common approaches are to take advantage of system weaknesses, misconfigurations and vulnerabilities. These techniques often overlap with persistence techniques, as OS features that let an adversary persist can execute in an elevated context.