Register-CimProvider.exe

  • File Path: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\Register-CimProvider.exe
  • Description: WMI

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 5B521425FEB037753F3AA9479A8A53A3
SHA1 4C693398388184D9FE98083D68BF14F95C314B49
SHA256 E971BB623A908F47E54AE84BD8C16FFA8D43C0A8CB1EEEC104FCEFA3119AE32F
SHA384 5FF8820CB595AB4627B2414F24A4B8229E1823CD501609CDFAF05078A0100646EC569D14F2E626322B382498A3D609F1
SHA512 74A40A6A4C217064AAFA0E35A620FF49ECDD937D1855DF504D9A1620748873EAE8D33849FD01EF5EC59F96CCD3899D66244C8CD1A12223742EE0281B0662D7CF
SSDEEP 384:R+4H6sKmxpfH5Uk/WQw43NaLfBmvBHVzrkgMOesekp4K7xAWv1WV:R+TlUx5Zp0LfAvBH0Sekp48xhs

Runtime Data

Usage (stdout):


Registers CIM Provider into system

Usage:  Register-CimProvider.exe
		-Namespace <NamespaceName>
		-ProviderName <ProviderName>
		-Path <ProviderDllPath>
		[-ClassList <Space delimited list of white-listed classes>]
		[-Impersonation <True or False>]
		[-Decoupled <SDDL>]
		[-HostingModel <HostingModel>]
		[-Localize <locale>]
		[-NoAutorecover]
		[-SupportWQL]
		[-GenerateUnregistration]
		[-ForceUpdate]
		[-Verbose]

-Namespace <NamespaceName>
	Specifies the target namespace of the provider.

-ProviderName <ProviderName>
	Specifies the provider name.

-Path <ProviderDllPath>
	Specifies the provider binary path.

-Impersonation <True or False>
	Specifies foldidentity of decoupled provider, by default is True.

-Decoupled <SDDL>
	Registers provider as decoupled and specifies the security descriptor
	that determines the set of users that can successfully register
	the provider.

-HostingModel <HostingModel>
	Specifies the HostingModel of coupled provider.

-Localize <locale>
	Localizes the provider with resource of specified locale.

-NoAutorecover
	Doesn't autorecover the provider.

-SupportWQL
	Passes the query expression to the filter.

-GenerateUnregistration
	Generate the uninstall mof for the registration,
	which is disabled by default.

-ForceUpdate
	Force update the class if it exists in the system.

-ClassList <ProviderDllPath>
	Specifies space delimited list of white-listed classes that
	will be generated in the mof.

-Verbose
	Outputs registration log.


Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 3300000266BD1580EFA75CD6D3000000000266
  • Thumbprint: A4341B9FD50FB9964283220A36A1EF6F6FAA7840
  • 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: Register-CimProvider2.exe.mui
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.18362.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.18362.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
LOLBAS Register-cimprovider.yml Name: Register-cimprovider.exe  
LOLBAS Register-cimprovider.yml - Command: Register-cimprovider -path "C:\folder\evil.dll"  
LOLBAS Register-cimprovider.yml - Path: C:\Windows\System32\Register-cimprovider.exe  
LOLBAS Register-cimprovider.yml - Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Register-cimprovider.exe  
atomic-red-team index.md - Atomic Test #3: Register-CimProvider - Execute evil dll [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-index.md - Atomic Test #3: Register-CimProvider - Execute evil dll [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md - Atomic Test #3 - Register-CimProvider - Execute evil dll MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md ## Atomic Test #3 - Register-CimProvider - Execute evil dll MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md C:\Windows\SysWow64\Register-CimProvider.exe -Path #{dll_payload} MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary

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