#Title: Sysax FTP Automation Server Local Privilege Escalation #Author: Craig Freyman (@cd1zz) #OS Tested: XP SP3 32bit #Version Tested: 5.33 #Date Discovered: October 1, 2012 #Vendor Contacted: October 21, 2012 #Vendor Response: November 1, 2012 #Demo: http://www.pwnag3.com/2012/11/sysax-ftp-automation-server-privilege.html Sysax FTP Automation <= 5.33 has a privilege escalation vulnerability. This can be exploited by leveraging the Scheduled Script -> Scheduled Task functionality. The scheduled task function allows you to run any external program/execuable you want, without specifying credentials. By default, this product installs under the LOCALSYSTEM service so when the binary is executed, it runs under that context. Sysax fixed this problem in version 5.34.