mavinject.exe

  • File Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mavinject.exe
  • Description: Microsoft Application Virtualization Injector

Hashes

Type Hash
MD5 B8B01B6A24B8A2BA242D96DB63298120
SHA1 1A6FFFB7F78E4C3481D1183A7CFB37A92F410BB1
SHA256 765EE5F458AB9254ADE24CAA3321411F625F959ED380851476FDDB9652EC963F
SHA384 C03160BACD8810183F4DCF5B426EC69693705E92A93A1FBB277909B5567565153015DB780BEF74BC86499646D7507435
SHA512 3EB3A29C2B632F0FA3913A55CDF043ECFAFBC0F002718EFCD8E13D0736F7A13B23CB9141ABBA2BE2B8009D28F8728C508C661FDEB794F1D64E0745425808F181
SSDEEP 3072:7vYvmmt0fSoD7WH7s+PtKkiIoqfKSXgQpm:7vQmmt0fSoD7WHI+PSgBm
IMP 92734E64BEDF9E93EEC501508D2B049C
PESHA1 5E11E4BF571DCFAA739B8EF40CF85E7C1C7759D5
PE256 8D59FF7FDD69C625CA8E3AB53825C3845E226F5313FF557BF35BA167EA61C01D

Runtime Data

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\mavinject.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: mavinject32.exe
  • Product Name: Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
  • File Version: 10.0.19041.572 (WinBuild.160101.0800)
  • Product Version: 10.0.19041.572
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Machine Type: 32-bit

File Scan

  • VirusTotal Detections: 0/76
  • VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/765ee5f458ab9254ade24caa3321411f625f959ed380851476fddb9652ec963f/detection

File Similarity (ssdeep match)

File Score
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Client\AppVDllSurrogate32.exe 49
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\root\Client\AppVLP.exe 36
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\MavInject32.exe 27
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mavinject.exe 65
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mavinject.exe 43
C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\mavinject.exe 50
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mavinject.exe 38
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mavinject.exe 32

Possible Misuse

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

Source Source File Example License
sigma win_mavinject_proc_inj.yml title: MavInject Process Injection DRL 1.0
sigma win_mavinject_proc_inj.yml - https://reaqta.com/2017/12/mavinject-microsoft-injector/ DRL 1.0
LOLBAS Mavinject.yml Name: Mavinject.exe  
LOLBAS Mavinject.yml - Command: MavInject.exe 3110 /INJECTRUNNING c:\folder\evil.dll  
LOLBAS Mavinject.yml - Command: Mavinject.exe 4172 /INJECTRUNNING "c:\ads\file.txt:file.dll"  
LOLBAS Mavinject.yml - Path: C:\Windows\System32\mavinject.exe  
LOLBAS Mavinject.yml - Path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mavinject.exe  
LOLBAS Mavinject.yml - IOC: mavinject.exe should not run unless APP-v is in use on the workstation  
atomic-red-team index.md - Atomic Test #1: Process Injection via mavinject.exe [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team index.md - Atomic Test #1: mavinject - Inject DLL into running process [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-index.md - Atomic Test #1: Process Injection via mavinject.exe [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team windows-index.md - Atomic Test #1: mavinject - Inject DLL into running process [windows] MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1055.md - Atomic Test #1 - Process Injection via mavinject.exe MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1055.md ## Atomic Test #1 - Process Injection via mavinject.exe MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1055.md Upon successful execution, powershell.exe will download T1055.dll to disk. Powershell will then spawn mavinject.exe to perform process injection in T1055.dll. MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1055.md mavinject $mypid /INJECTRUNNING #{dll_payload} MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1056.004.md mavinject $pid /INJECTRUNNING #{file_name} MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md - Atomic Test #1 - mavinject - Inject DLL into running process MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md ## Atomic Test #1 - mavinject - Inject DLL into running process MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
atomic-red-team T1218.md mavinject.exe #{process_id} /INJECTRUNNING #{dll_payload} MIT License. © 2018 Red Canary
stockpile e5bcefee-262d-4568-a261-e8a20855ec81.yml name: Signed Binary Execution - Mavinject Apache-2.0
stockpile e5bcefee-262d-4568-a261-e8a20855ec81.yml description: Leverage Mavinject (signed binary) for DLL injection Apache-2.0
stockpile e5bcefee-262d-4568-a261-e8a20855ec81.yml mavinject.exe $explorer.id C:\Users\Public\sandcat.dll Apache-2.0

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