Book Image

Python for Offensive PenTest

By : Hussam Khrais
Book Image

Python for Offensive PenTest

By: Hussam Khrais

Overview of this book

Python is an easy-to-learn and cross-platform programming language that has unlimited third-party libraries. Plenty of open source hacking tools are written in Python, which can be easily integrated within your script. This book is packed with step-by-step instructions and working examples to make you a skilled penetration tester. It is divided into clear bite-sized chunks, so you can learn at your own pace and focus on the areas of most interest to you. This book will teach you how to code a reverse shell and build an anonymous shell. You will also learn how to hack passwords and perform a privilege escalation on Windows with practical examples. You will set up your own virtual hacking environment in VirtualBox, which will help you run multiple operating systems for your testing environment. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to code your own scripts and mastered ethical hacking from scratch.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

Privilege escalation – creating a new admin account and covering the tracks

In our previous section, we created a malicious Python service and replaced the legitimate one with it. Once the system has started, we verified that we get a system or admin privilege. Now, in this section, we'll see how we can create a new admin account and then jump from the standard user to the admin account. So, what I have changed on the coding part is adding the following section to the previous code, which in summary will create a new admin account once the service gets started:


 USER = "Hacked"
        GROUP = "Administrators"
        user_info = dict ( # create a user info profile in a dictionary format
               name = USER,
               password = "python_is_my_life", # Define the password for the 'hacked' username
               priv = win32netcon.USER_PRIV_USER,
               home_dir = None,
               comment = None,
               flags = win32netcon.UF_SCRIPT,