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PEASS-ng - Privilege Escalation Awesome Scripts SUITE new generation

Basic Tutorial


Here you will find privilege escalation tools for Windows and Linux/Unix* and MacOS.

These tools search for possible local privilege escalation paths that you could exploit and print them to you with nice colors so you can recognize the misconfigurations easily.

  • Check the Local Windows Privilege Escalation checklist from

  • WinPEAS - Windows local Privilege Escalation Awesome Script (C#.exe and .bat)

  • Check the Local Linux Privilege Escalation checklist from

  • LinPEAS - Linux local Privilege Escalation Awesome Script (.sh)

Quick Start

Find the latest versions of all the scripts and binaries in the releases page.

JSON, HTML & PDF output

Check the parsers directory to transform PEASS outputs to JSON, HTML and PDF

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Let's improve PEASS together

If you want to add something and have any cool idea related to this project, please let me know it in the telegram group or contribute reading the file.


All the scripts/binaries of the PEAS suite should be used for authorized penetration testing and/or educational purposes only. Any misuse of this software will not be the responsibility of the author or of any other collaborator. Use it at your own machines and/or with the owner's permission.

By Polop(TM)