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RE: MS SQL Server
From: "Derick Anderson" <danderson () vikus com>
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 14:08:26 -0400

Hey All,

Ok, so here's the deal, I've managed to compromise a Win2k 
server at a clients site, and this also has thier Peoplesoft 
and Remedy databases on it, running on MS SQL 2000. I have 
been able to successfully add myself to the local 
Administrators group, and can now TS into the box in 
question. I have absolutely no rights on the SQL server 
though, so any pointers here would be greatly appreciated!  
I found a backup of the Remedy db, and by setting up a SQL 
server on one of my machines managed to restore it, and I now 
have access to that, thatnks to a load of MS SQL howto's 
online, but I am more concerned about getting the Peoplesoft 
db data, but no such joy with finding backups lying around.

Ideally I would like to try and avoid commercial tools, but 
as far as compromising a SQL server, I've never done it 
before, and could do with any help that I can get here.


I'm not a pentester but one thing I would check (since you have admin of
the box) is whether SQL Server is running as SYSTEM or a specific user.
SQL Server has to run under a user account to enable SQL Server Agent to
send mail. That account must also be granted System Administrator
privileges on SQL Server. If it's running as a local user you may be
able to retrieve password information and run it through a password

Derick Anderson

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