WmiPrvSE.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe
  • Description: WMI Provider Host

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 3FF0BB6EACC39958042B74CA04E202A6
SHA1 8CE4A111E7A2461CAA5FFE2E5F2670A58428A96B
SHA256 158075D730A7A6ACBE7739251EE9BEA4349268597CA576B3E0CB8442140865FD
SHA384 5B9E712A8206203CD51970A79EB1E76A51114AE5F71838DB40741CCE2A1CE16BFA36A0E5160E1883CEF11E4745EDDF5C
SHA512 24E893670872DA8688F6957975500C26B97DB41E7A3982BB2C475A1912453DB25E719FF22BEB1445A969248E3D7F6F39A97A4A8A9E7EBCFD47A7BD8B0C14D3F9
SSDEEP 6144:aSqTCo9s07xGgY8AqUb6BjZoXzj9yzhDePDXxRp:tqTCo9s07038AqUb6sXNcJ8DXxR
IMP 322419B2AF40F7FE09109E4C2F461902
PESHA1 AD05F43008A7B15B79CBBE95ACAE494991D8B50E
PE256 5C683F78243472A859A1D912BFC4E0AF0647132A910B196F5E29F30F7AD573A9

Runtime Data

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\user32.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Users\user File
(RW-) C:\Windows File
\BaseNamedObjects__ComCatalogCache__ Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000004.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000004.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*cversions.2.ro Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\RPC Control\DSEC64 Section
\Sessions\2\Windows\Theme2131664586 Section
\Windows\Theme966197582 Section

Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Windows\System32\wow64win.dll
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem\WmiPrvSE.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: Wmiprvse.exe
  • 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: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/70
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/158075d730a7a6acbe7739251ee9bea4349268597ca576b3e0cb8442140865fd/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: "*\\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 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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malware-ioc nukesped_lazarus .Wmiprvse.exe``{:.highlight .language-cmhg} © ESET 2014-2018
atomic-red-team hta.md ## MSHTA - Wmiprvse Spawning CMD MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team hta.md Using COM objects, mshta runs with no child processes. Wmiprvse spawns and executes cmd -> calc. MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team hta.md // Child of wmiprvse MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team Office_Macro_COM.md Wmiprvse.exe->cmd->powershell. MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1546.003.md WMI subscription execution is proxied by the WMI Provider Host process (WmiPrvSe.exe) and thus may result in elevated SYSTEM privileges.</blockquote> MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
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