Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Testing

Prevent hackers from acquiring admin rights in your web applications.

  • Detect privilege escalation vulnerabilities in web apps
  • Prevent weaknesses within the system’s peripheral defenses, such as (Application Programming Interfaces) APIs and open ports
  • Automated online SaaS privilege escalation vulnerability scanner


Privilege escalation scanner features

Hackers can steal user data or upload harmful payloads that can harm the whole application hosting environment with an elevation of privilege.


Create and verify your scan target.



Configure the credentials for the system and the application.


CI integration

Create a webhook and start a scan via the CI Integration.


Set notifications

Integrate a chat notification system (Slack, Mattermost, Hangouts, and many more.)


Download the report

Get reports with remediation guidance, risk assessments, and solutions for every vulnerability discovered.



Privilege escalation scanner benefits

  • Security teams will have more speed and agility
  • Early detection of potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses
  • Secure software development from concept to completion
  • Better team collaboration
  • Higher ability to respond quickly to changes


Ample privilege escalation report

Vulnerability overview

The Privilege Escalation Scanner report includes a list of attack vector tests completed by the scanner and classifications and proposed solutions.

Remediation advice

Each report consists of all vulnerability findings, remedial suggestions, and a checklist to help you manage the progress.

Continuous Security

More reasons for continuous privilege escalation testing

Automated Pentesting

Perform regular black box pentests on your web assets and spend less on infrequent manual penetration tests.

Cybersecurity Risk Reduction

Benchmark your next release against OWASP Top 10 and other known vulnerabilities.

Schedule Scans

Match vulnerability scanning to your agile dev cycle.

Ensure Compliance

Scan every new release before deployment and ensure compliance with regulations and standards (HIPAA, GDPR, ISO, and many more).

Faster Vulnerability Detection

Detect and mitigate vulnerabilities quicker by scanning your web assets regularly.

Integrated Dev Pipeline

Integrate vulnerability scanning into your dev process and environment and shift security left.

Privilege Escalation Prevention Guide

Prevention Guide

Privilege Escalation Guide

Learn how to detect and prevent Privilege Escalation and secure your web assets.


Privilege Escalation

What are the main privilege escalation types?

Horizontal privilege escalation

Attacks in which a threat actor tries to expand its sphere of control over a whole system by gaining access to additional users with equivalent administrative credentials. Horizontal privilege escalation occurs when an attacker exploits lower-level or unprivileged user accounts without security policies.

Vertical privilege escalation

An attack in which the attacker elevates access rights above stated account permissions is known as Privilege Elevation. Such attacks usually aim to acquire access to accounts with limitless administrator capabilities, such as System Administrator.

What are the best practices to avoid privilege escalation?

Use these five simple steps:

  1. Do regular scannings
  2. Follow the less privilege principle
  3. Rotate default credentials
  4. Constantly monitor user behavior
  5. Limit file access and block unused ports