Register-CimProvider.exe

  • File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Register-CimProvider.exe
  • Description: WMI

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 6429F87E5D22AC53B78346CB5DD9D089
SHA1 21E047F09E63B687EB5BCC53CBD97BF97C1EB3A0
SHA256 D9395667AB0ECB3E2FF40E2E9098ECB0A431DB782D70AE222827EE13B9AFAA15
SHA384 97D510FD175E33766A4D510BDE166C44B3D39621D6B3EF39979D5F34DB9596AE33E5F357593233144E45625AB3394804
SHA512 E6559BBD2BDEC517081D747F906B0FC628E1804C20CD5008595D7D7630B8977A23227156C65871B4BCE779C7C70274D66D4F12D93E6BB8950D3D3050F3789ED2
SSDEEP 384:3/fT3YrsguHvsI8EhE7meO2rtkyFnX91uwB19ml2RZPu5rHr04QKl4xIWv1Wcs0:3rYr0E55V1Ul0QtHr04QKexJ

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: 330000023241FB59996DCC4DFF000000000232
  • Thumbprint: FF82BC38E1DA5E596DF374C53E3617F7EDA36B06
  • 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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