Cyber Security Incident Response: What is privilege escalation and why is it important?

Microsoft recently disclosed a privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows due to overly permissive Access Control Lists (ACLs) on multiple system files. Users were advised to check their own system and take the necessary precautions. In addition, Hewlett Packard Enterprise warned their customers of a vulnerability in Sudo – an open-source program used in Aruba AirWave – which could allow an …