WmiPrvSE.exe

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

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 A1E8E44D5B2084C045F60EC07F5C994F
SHA1 480F0F3B059D6A65651A00A899836C8EDC11C891
SHA256 982728FAA80569EBA75EA29B4795330E45FAF969AE0CCB3B57914CB811263FE5
SHA384 A8EDE319486889DF60861962FA555D63325B45FDBA105F399F28293D1815D13ABFD55E95061445271ECE4DB60A8B642E
SHA512 7A0146DC9AC0B7AA0C0769C7CFBF58DF1F0E12DAA82D03C4BECDBF44CEF9ABA693F54E5E70C3BC4F60456A0023309B9F7AE316B33BBB97FDD072568BC89193A5
SSDEEP 12288:BJkFx/4ScXEnFvznaqwIJyBdqa2gz4l088IoJw:mx2GFvTaqwIJyBdqaDz4l+I
IMP 0CA53E98401212233F08B3C410DCDA01
PESHA1 E5A1176D17933C46C5779567DBE36ACF69635E60
PE256 FA5B2143FDA07217EBFE6964AF4289B820DA151F5AEBC44D2B6DD1ED8CF9B5C7

Runtime Data

Open Handles:

Path Type
(R-D) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\user32.dll.mui File
(RW-) C:\Users\user\Documents File
(RW-) C:\Windows File
\BaseNamedObjects__ComCatalogCache__ Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_1252_3_2_0_0 Section
\BaseNamedObjects\NLS_CodePage_437_3_2_0_0 Section
\Sessions\1\Windows\Theme1703657751 Section
\Windows\Theme1455388728 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: 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: 10.0.19041.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.1
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/68
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/982728faa80569eba75ea29b4795330e45faf969ae0ccb3b57914cb811263fe5/detection/

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe 88

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
malware-ioc nukesped_lazarus .WmiPrvse.exe``{:.highlight .language-cmhg} © ESET 2014-2018
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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