How to Set Privilege Escalation Scanner

This is a 3-step guide to set up Crashtest Security's privilege escalation scanner for your scan target.

To scan your target for possible privilege escalation vulnerabilities, you will need to take a few steps and set the preferences of your scan target accordingly.

It is essential to know that our privilege escalation scanner is currently in its beta version, and as such, it is not turned on by default. While in beta, you will have to apply the necessary to your scan target. Here is how.

Step 1: Select Preferences on your scan target.


Step 2: Select Scanner and tick the box next to Privilege Escalation.


Now, your following full scan will also check for privilege escalation vulnerabilities. But before you go and hit the Start button, there are some more settings you would need to make.

Step 3: Add User Profiles with different privileges

You need to set the parameters for the privilege escalation scanner. You should at least have the Admin rights profile set as a best case. If you want to check for other profiles with different user rights, you need to create those.


Your privilege escalation scanner settings are all ready to be used. You can go back to your dashboard and hit the Start button on your scan target.

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