Ryan McFarland writes on his blog:
“Privilege escalation always comes down to proper enumeration. But to accomplish proper enumeration you need to know what to check and look for. This takes familiarity with systems that normally comes along with experience. At first privilege escalation can seem like a daunting task, but after a while you start to filter through what is normal and what isn’t. It eventually becomes easier to know what to look for rather than digging through everything hoping to find that needle in the haystack. Hopefully this guide will provide a good foundation to build upon and get you started.”
Yesterday (March 20th) was a big day for Windows Server! On behalf of the entire Windows Server team, Erin Chapple (Director of Program Management, Windows Server) announced Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through Microsoft’s Insiders program.
A plea for plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions” (hear! hear!), Jeff Chandler writes on WP Tavern. Iain Poulson has published a thoughtful request on the Delicious Brains blog asking WordPress plugin developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions. He covers some of the benefits of developing with newer versions of PHP, what Delicious Brains is doing with its plugins, and using the Requires Minimum PHP Version header in readme.txt.
With PHP 7.1, some PHP web applications fail because of deprecated code usage. This may result in an error message like
 operator not supported for strings for various Joomla! components. Here’s how to fix this code for PHP 7.1+.
A Windows Server 2016 guest VM on Hyper-V hangs while stopping after Windows Updates
… and the guest server VM won’t reboot
Reset the type of debugging information written to the log file.
wmic recoveros set DebugInfoType = 0
It might only be an issue if the PageFile is on a different VHDX. Here are two Microsoft forum references:
- Windows 2012 and Hyper V stuck at stopping why
- Server 2016 VM Hangs shutting down/restarting when the Pagefile is on a different VHDX
If necessary, kill
TrustedInstaller.exe if the server is hung during reboot working on updates using Sysinternals Suite:
c:\path\to\pskill.exe \\servername TrustedInstaller.exe
WordPress developers: please stay away from WP_MEMORY_LIMIT and PHP
memory_limit settings! We see this done wrong over and over in WordPress plugins and themes. One of such themes is the premium theme Jupiter by Artbees, or WPML as plugin. WordPress users: don’t touch these memory limitation settings either! They’re imposed for a reason. Here’s some explanation:
There are a lot of hints & tips out there for troubleshooting SPNs, or Service Principal Names. Listing duplicate SPNs is fairly easy, just use
setspn -X on your command-line and you’ll find out. But how do you find out which SPNs are used for which users and computers are used for this?
Search Engine Land writes that Google’s partnership with WordPress aims to jump-start the platform’s support of the latest web technologies — particularly those involving performance & mobile experience. And they’re hiring WordPress experts.
Acunetix 11 Review by Help Net Security. Acunetix is one of the biggest players in the web security arena. The European-based company released the first version of their product back in 2005, and thousands of clients around the globe use it to analyze the security of their web applications. They recently unveiled Acunetix version 11, so Help Net Security decided to take it for a spin.
Users can install and run multiple versions of the .NET Framework on their computers. When you develop or deploy your app, you might need to know which .NET Framework versions are installed on the user’s computer.
If you need to restore a single table from a full MySQL backup, you may find yourself wondering “how do I do that?”. There are a few steps required, I outline them here for you to restore the contents of just one table back into the database from the mysqldump using Bash.
How to flush Postfix’ mail queue from the command line and delete all mail from the queue? Easy, use the Postfix
postsuper command as explained in this post. The
postsuper command controls different types of queues in the Postfix mail system, like the deferred or hold queue. This post shows you some Postfix queue operations to maintain your mail servers.