WmiPrvSE.exe

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

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 60FF40CFD7FB8FE41EE4FE9AE5FE1C51
SHA1 3EA7CC066317AC45F963C2227C4C7C50AA16EB7C
SHA256 2198A7B58BCCB758036B969DDAE6CC2ECE07565E2659A7C541A313A0492231A3
SHA384 2C35968B61058B913E26F050AF04C9DFB05E319C0D081F2A3F9D940D2DF855C915FF351BDC2B04C10496814A0E534659
SHA512 991E38E2B480FFC58EC5ADE9DCC8747A57B29FBC9B12397A8010E73143C4DFB420E5248A0C3ACF0832812C0E804080ED5A83952B9C05419D93763372ECE775C3
SSDEEP 12288:ahBzXzR4mnIu0CWQjONc3XmvzjnyBEIl/t8:qumnGDjnyBll/
IMP B71CB3AC5C352BEC857C940CBC95F0F3
PESHA1 27488A4F4D0FB889F5BCDF2D70CB02CA7CF9FA07
PE256 415006C376C01C74875D9CFA1ECA0D365A67E186399CDFFA1E7C05A6B2080BDF

Runtime Data

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\System32\en-US\user32.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Users\user File
\BaseNamedObjects__ComCatalogCache__ Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{6AF0698E-D558-4F6E-9B3C-3716689AF493}.2.ver0x0000000000000002.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*{DDF571F2-BE98-426D-8288-1A9A39C3FDA2}.2.ver0x0000000000000002.db Section
\BaseNamedObjects\C:*ProgramData*Microsoft*Windows*Caches*cversions.2 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\1\Windows\Theme1175649999 Section
\Windows\Theme601709542 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: 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: Wmiprvse.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.546 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.546
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/76
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/2198a7b58bccb758036b969ddae6cc2ece07565e2659a7c541a313a0492231a3/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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