Register-CimProvider.exe

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

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 F9F77EB472F58EDEBCFEA7B51FFC6EEA
SHA1 087B259400C4E523144A4A829610BF589BDE125B
SHA256 5311C4B92BDA7852580C8DF50922F8328EB5A238012F10DED7B38DC3B9D00D8E
SHA384 E3BBE473967D2EE8387AA90656F9AB4554AAE5BF8AD9A3C81652C4C8015D2A96DCA6E6FF3F25580051B0AEBA0FA5DEA2
SHA512 0C6D1BDCEEA5FD5E7DE2B47B4961E596E45FCB9237EE8B42CC9BBD93AB8F627CA919F3FCA744B701BAFB269E45C7BF4955268CA408926F10AD3DF200495F7BFA
SSDEEP 384:VNV1h6Bch1F9FajPameTrsv4LfDnexElF4dkEZfp1NJZ7ysl2RZPGPWrHo34Wxwq:/96BcEoYdx44FXlJl0gsHo34WxA
IMP 657445DD05A7049E92510D26B786C072
PESHA1 91802BF3383560B9892C7CFD77F60AE5BEF79DE8
PE256 D8C41016DF1B7860E483981419B13DECCE7F62FED3FBB9A18CB07E2F13BDAB51

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.


Loaded Modules:

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

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: 10.0.19041.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/75
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/5311c4b92bda7852580c8df50922f8328eb5a238012f10ded7b38dc3b9d00d8e/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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