auditpol.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\system32\auditpol.exe
  • Description: Audit Policy Program

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 F97C0041886519CEAE336B06AEBFC9E1
SHA1 0A81854C79D49EF3241A962EBFBAEE438CEF1160
SHA256 969306E33A469096EFA20BEE264FB37AC4DA86899F2659007D6BE0D1EB666B1C
SHA384 F4B90A40FA4E52D82DE8F7375E5D2E898DD5E9BA776CB0F272A58086B5242EB44CF84AD5324C443A2D1570B8AA03DD52
SHA512 CE8A1A2D13D9CB8503F7AD2B03F331275F2361F9F3004C19EEC0EDE24928BD84795202E8FBB3BCE9BCF8B68A390CAB127525B9B4D6797F0B36796B2A82C9F5CC
SSDEEP 768:nVWCDXCmFOv7yG8Ts+m7BwVRRde98Hom3NCWE6gn:1DgeXPm6om3NVgn
IMP D401223A63DBFDCD11C945B9EEE0BD7E
PESHA1 30537E917CAC4C56B59C7B640D595F1CBF781CCF
PE256 CC067F540B96A893DDC9DC8184E5A7DAFBD869751864BB4590DEBB74C966E99D

Runtime Data

Usage (stdout):

Usage: AuditPol command [<sub-command><options>]


Commands (only one command permitted per execution)
  /?               Help (context-sensitive)
  /get             Displays the current audit policy.
  /set             Sets the audit policy.
  /list            Displays selectable policy elements.
  /backup          Saves the audit policy to a file.
  /restore         Restores the audit policy from a file.
  /clear           Clears the audit policy.
  /remove          Removes the per-user audit policy for a user account.
  /resourceSACL    Configure global resource SACLs


Use AuditPol <command> /? for details on each command

Usage (stderr):

Error 0x00000057 occurred:
The parameter is incorrect.


Loaded Modules:

Path
C:\Windows\System32\advapi32.dll
C:\Windows\system32\auditpol.exe
C:\Windows\System32\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\Windows\System32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\Windows\System32\msvcrt.dll
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\Windows\System32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\Windows\System32\sechost.dll

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: AUDITPOL.EXE.MUI
  • 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: 64-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/71
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/969306e33a469096efa20bee264fb37ac4da86899f2659007d6be0d1eb666b1c/detection/

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
atomic-red-team T1562.002.md auditpol /set /category:”Account Logon” /success:disable /failure:disable MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1562.002.md auditpol /set /category:”Logon/Logoff” /success:disable /failure:disable MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1562.002.md auditpol /set /category:”Detailed Tracking” /success:disable MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1562.002.md auditpol /set /category:”Account Logon” /success:enable /failure:enable MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1562.002.md auditpol /set /category:”Detailed Tracking” /success:enable MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1562.002.md auditpol /set /category:”Logon/Logoff” /success:enable /failure:enable MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary

Additional Info*

*The information below is copied from MicrosoftDocs, which is maintained by Microsoft. Available under CC BY 4.0 license.


auditpol

Displays information about and performs functions to manipulate audit policies, including:

  • Setting and querying a system audit policy.

  • Setting and querying a per-user audit policy.

  • Setting and querying auditing options.

  • Setting and querying the security descriptor used to delegate access to an audit policy.

  • Reporting or backing up an audit policy to a comma-separated value (CSV) text file.

  • Loading an audit policy from a CSV text file.

  • Configuring global resource SACLs.

Syntax

auditpol command [<sub-command><options>]

Parameters

Sub-command Description
/get Displays the current audit policy. For more information, see auditpol get for syntax and options.
/set Sets the audit policy. For more information, see auditpol set for syntax and options.
/list Displays selectable policy elements. For more information, see auditpol list for syntax and options.
/backup Saves the audit policy to a file. For more information, see auditpol backup for syntax and options.
/restore Restores the audit policy from a file that was previously created by using auditpol /backup. For more information, see auditpol restore for syntax and options.
/clear Clears the audit policy. For more information, see auditpol clear for syntax and options.
/remove Removes all per-user audit policy settings and disables all system audit policy settings. For more information, see auditpol remove for syntax and options.
/resourceSACL Configures global resource system access control lists (SACLs). Note: Applies only to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. For more information, see auditpol resourceSACL.
/? Displays help at the command prompt.

Additional References


MIT License. Copyright (c) 2020-2021 Strontic.