Register-CimProvider.exe

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

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 CF426CFE35CA3AABBBF62C31244EF9E3
SHA1 4957F28C6C18B2D14D9C4879C5A6769FB0D9618E
SHA256 088DE004B2ABC256739060C61B89A4B3EAA892907B0A61EA30C2EB4533ADD373
SHA384 F2D9A734C93F39A344C11319B0C244E74D924A941BBD4A8D27AB0B071287121D97D7279252E20A99ECFF52870221B3B3
SHA512 13874C7A150CF1DFFD1FA5211A738F73FDDBA9F2A55E60A281EF1276D7F1E7B4CE897789BAEBB922CEF639FDA2099B8B70D5BC1E43C6628E80EC7BE13C9F4027
SSDEEP 384:gbeG/bazHusjK0sZT9hm5ACy0io4Sq9JFadXZceP5P23tHj14KVGGx4WV1W:gr4OHk2XS4Fg2AqHj14E5xT
IMP 4AC40E439D637601F5F9F12A23F83148
PESHA1 5230D677A82A1389E268D06E498462B8C1596CCB
PE256 B49BDB97F6C0B31F54F209649FD4656D2F774E7D738DAE60B85871A772A81E37

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.


Child Processes:

RdpSa.exe

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\system32\Register-CimProvider.exe

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000001C422B2F79B793DACB20000000001C4
  • Thumbprint: AE9C1AE54763822EEC42474983D8B635116C8452
  • 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: 10.0.17763.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.17763.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/69
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/088de004b2abc256739060c61b89a4b3eaa892907b0a61ea30c2eb4533add373/detection/

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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