PkgMgr.exe

  • File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\PkgMgr.exe
  • Description: Windows Package Manager

Screenshot

PkgMgr.exe PkgMgr.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 D4B48F8716AF7A153599AF20C58472B8
SHA1 7A0B55D0F1C6E6ACF8F737E92522FC15FF3E5DEC
SHA256 FB865203AC6257ABE20D9BC09321E9106E389742FF9E2CD562A1BAB50D7237BC
SHA384 24CBEB8B0FBA615B086C34C8933464DBC6FB4310824CADDA2DA25D7F56C5B194E1C29D3BAA0C03850C465F06E0296A0C
SHA512 77FC3EA5375CCE031C1B41239AB7CF751D858FB2EEC32C20E97AB6496DCE1DF04A1EC78E64DF7E917D4EB8AE9DE25FA70E69D9A8EA907167105940EC7FD10B76
SSDEEP 3072:Ey7p8AAhTpeaJXDmEgpBxNYABoi32QANzIR4eS2ENXK6JTAqs4xjw8m1IMqCg88:ENhTbhmEgpjNvoimbNs7S2GHxM8c7g8
IMP 042361D097EA2E8CBEFDFE3B9C8B0FC9
PESHA1 92577B5A4919782ECC153C56B8D2690CE9082E72
PE256 2F14556A880B6873DE9DC01383D4C59EAAEBE59C4E3DF09C3C11B5387279EBD1

Runtime Data

Window Title:

Windows Package Manager

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat File
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Windows\System32 File
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*cversions.2.ro Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\Windows\Theme1077709572 Section
\Windows\Theme3461253685 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PkgMgr.exe

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002ED2C45E4C145CF48440000000002ED
  • Thumbprint: 312860D2047EB81F8F58C29FF19ECDB4C634CF6A
  • Issuer: CN=Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
  • Subject: CN=Microsoft Windows, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US

File Metadata

  • Original Filename: PkgMgr.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.22000.120 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.22000.120
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/73
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/fb865203ac6257abe20d9bc09321e9106e389742ff9e2cd562a1bab50d7237bc/detection

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\system32\ocsetapi.dll 44
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PkgMgr.exe 44
C:\windows\system32\PkgMgr.exe 32
C:\Windows\system32\PkgMgr.exe 40
C:\Windows\system32\PkgMgr.exe 44
C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe 35

Possible Misuse

The following table contains possible examples of PkgMgr.exe being misused. While PkgMgr.exe is not inherently malicious, its legitimate functionality can be abused for malicious purposes.

Source Source File Example License
sigma sysmon_uac_bypass_msconfig_gui.yml TargetFilename\|endswith: '\AppData\Local\Temp\pkgmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_uac_bypass_msconfig_gui.yml ParentImage\|endswith: '\AppData\Local\Temp\pkgmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_uac_bypass_pkgmgr_dism.yml title: UAC Bypass Using PkgMgr and DISM DRL 1.0
sigma win_uac_bypass_pkgmgr_dism.yml description: Detects the pattern of UAC Bypass using pkgmgr.exe and dism.exe (UACMe 23) DRL 1.0
sigma win_uac_bypass_pkgmgr_dism.yml ParentImage\|endswith: '\pkgmgr.exe' DRL 1.0
atomic-red-team T1548.002.md Target: \system32\pkgmgr.exe MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary

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