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RE: Windows Independant GUI
From: "Isaac Van Name" <ivanname () southerlandsleep com>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 13:28:35 -0500

For the record, Remote Desktop Connection only spawns another "virtual
desktop" on a system running Terminal Services (Server 2003 and, I believe,
Server 2000).  Windows XP runs Terminal Services Lite and, as such, Remote
Desktop Connection used on a Windows XP box will kick off the user currently
logged in.  WinConnect XP Server is an option to get multiple RDP sessions,
and I'm sure others know of better ways (or, at least, I hope so), as
WinConnect is not cheap.

Isaac Van Name

-----Original Message-----
From: Marios A. Spinthiras [mailto:mario () netway com cy] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 5:02 AM
To: pen-test () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Windows Independant GUI

Remote Desktop Connection spawns another "virutal desktop" under the 
account credentials you specify. This is unlike VNC which simply 
connects to the active display of the user currently logged on. If VNC 
is running as a system service it still means that you will be 
connecting to the Administrator account. If the station is locked (ALT 
CTRL DEL) then you will be looking at the same screen that the user 
looks at when he looks at the monitor of the workstation. Disregarding 
that simply for aesthetic purposes , what you need is a RDP like connection.

Regards,
Mario A. Spinthiras

One2 () onetwo com wrote:
Hey All,

After compromising Windows workstations I am able to gain a remote GUI via
either Terminal Services, VNC, GetScreen, etc.

However, this remote access gives me access to the user's GUI, which
limits me to using the GUI when they seem to have left for lunch. ;o)

Does anyone know of any way that I can gain an independant GUI so that I
can use and install GUI software to continue the attack, without having to
worry about whether the user is using their GUI?

All ideas are welcome.

Thanks,
One2


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