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A computer security utility going by the name GetAdmin was released in early July, 1997. The utility exploited a flaw in the Microsoft Windows NT 4 operating system in order to escalate privileges of an arbitrary specified account.[1] GetAdmin will no longer work on newer versions of Windows operation systems and patches have been made available for NT4. It can also be resolved by installing a hotfix known as the "getadmin fix".[2]


  1. ^ Malik, Saadat (2003). Network Security Principles and Practices. Cisco Press. p. 418. 
  2. ^ Chirillo, John (2003). Hack Attacks Testing: How to Conduct Your Own Security Audit. John Wiley & Sons. p. 197. 

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