WmiPrvSE.exe

  • File Path: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe
  • Description: WMI Provider Host

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 3296C30628C8088CBB26871DB04E9C13
SHA1 493722B4ED7A3468C8AEEBA0CF4ED3C690CB97C8
SHA256 97D33B99AAB79C32FE5A9CD134824AC1B2EFFB89956D0817590876DEED282288
SHA384 2661C31ACBEC8FE716FCFD3DE27707BE22BC32920CB2FD01EEF229D5FAD0FF48A8F2A6E3D16576E44D2CEE3641B5DA07
SHA512 4E4730A00EE1AD6B9CBC6B297B756352B65B5F77C6B3BE14826E4903907EB2511FA74F43E0B4EA14F30B63F01EB045B9B7CF15E292B3C3E781049FA9D3BDC67C
SSDEEP 12288:f2zhs2yMqNR9yPOF5WtSDI+Zn0Nr/Zasv6p08/qb98cS80xtm0I+Z8Pc7ZxRqhqp:f2zhsDMqzGOF5WQDIqn0Nr/ZaSR8/qbQ
IMP EEF7A7FBBC54E78B2A1B262353515AE0
PESHA1 300BB6AA1EEC0F22DFD87A6FBE7932F28DB2401D
PE256 FF73BE99B032B4CD15423D05A9FBD38E3778DABB5ED9D2C8EA13BE92784884B5

Runtime Data

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\en-US\user32.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Windows\System32 File
\BaseNamedObjects__ComCatalogCache__ Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000001.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*cversions.2.ro Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\2\Windows\Theme1077709572 Section
\Windows\Theme3461253685 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\WINDOWS\System32\combase.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\NCObjAPI.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ucrtbase.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\FastProx.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\wbemcomn.dll

Signature

  • Status: Signature verified.
  • Serial: 33000002ED2C45E4C145CF48440000000002ED
  • Thumbprint: 312860D2047EB81F8F58C29FF19ECDB4C634CF6A
  • 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: Wmiprvse.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.22000.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.22000.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/73
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/97d33b99aab79c32fe5a9cd134824ac1b2effb89956d0817590876deed282288/detection

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_susp_lsass_dump_generic.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_wmi_login.yml ProcessName\|endswith: '\WmiPrvSE.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_wmiprvse_wbemcomn_dll_hijack.yml title: T1047 Wmiprvse Wbemcomn DLL Hijack DRL 1.0
sigma file_event_wmiprvse_wbemcomn_dll_hijack.yml title: Wmiprvse Wbemcomn DLL Hijack DRL 1.0
sigma image_load_wmiprvse_wbemcomn_dll_hijack.yml title: Wmiprvse Wbemcomn DLL Hijack DRL 1.0
sigma image_load_wmiprvse_wbemcomn_dll_hijack.yml Image\|endswith: '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_susp_system_drawing_load.yml Image\|endswith: '\WmiPrvSE.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_wmi_module_load.yml description: Detects non wmiprvse loading WMI modules DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_wmi_module_load.yml - '\WmiPrvSE.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_wmi_persistence_commandline_event_consumer.yml Image: 'C:\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_defender_psexec_wmi_asr.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_cred_dump_lsass_access.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma process_creation_lolbins_with_wmiprvse_parent_process.yml title: Lolbins Process Creation with WmiPrvse DRL 1.0
sigma process_creation_lolbins_with_wmiprvse_parent_process.yml description: This rule will monitor LOLBin process creations by wmiprvse. Add more LOLBins to rule logic if needed. DRL 1.0
sigma process_creation_lolbins_with_wmiprvse_parent_process.yml ParentImage\|endswith: \wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_lazarus_activity_apr21.yml - 'C:\Windows\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_ta505_dropper.yml description: Detects mshta loaded by wmiprvse as parent as used by TA505 malicious documents DRL 1.0
sigma win_apt_ta505_dropper.yml ParentImage\|endswith: '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_impacket_lateralization.yml # parent is wmiprvse.exe DRL 1.0
sigma win_impacket_lateralization.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' # wmiexec DRL 1.0
sigma win_shell_spawn_susp_program.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_susp_powershell_parent_process.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_wmiprvse_spawning_process.yml title: Wmiprvse Spawning Process DRL 1.0
sigma win_wmiprvse_spawning_process.yml description: Detects wmiprvse spawning processes DRL 1.0
sigma win_wmiprvse_spawning_process.yml ParentImage\|endswith: '\WmiPrvSe.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_wmiprvse_spawning_process.yml - '\WmiPrvSE.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma win_wmi_spwns_powershell.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
sigma sysmon_raw_disk_access_using_illegitimate_tools.yml - '\wmiprvse.exe' DRL 1.0
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