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XSL Script Processing Defense Evasion [Mitre]
Adversaries may bypass application control and obscure execution of code by embedding scripts inside XSL files. Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) files are commonly used to describe the processing and rendering of data within XML files. To support complex operations, the XSL standard includes support for embedded scripting in various languages.
Adversaries may abuse this functionality to execute arbitrary files while …
Disabling Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) Anti-Forensic
Many EDR solutions leverage Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) extensively. ETW allows for extensive instrumentation and tracing of a process functionality and WINAPI calls. It has components in the kernel, to register callbacks for system calls and other kernel operations, but also consists of a userland component that is part of ntdll.dll.
Since ntdll.dll is a DLL loaded into the …
Bad String Format Anti-Debugging
Bad string format is a technique used by malware to evade detection and analysis by OllyDbg, a popular debugger used by security researchers and analysts. This technique involves using malformed strings that exploit a known bug in OllyDbg, causing the debugger to crash or behave unexpectedly.
For example, the malware may use a string with multiple %s inputs, which OllyDbg …
NtSetInformationThread can be used to hide threads from debuggers using the
17). This is intended to be used by an external process, but any thread can use it on itself.
After the thread is hidden from the debugger, it will continue running but the debugger won’t receive events related to this thread. This thread …
PE Format Manipulation Antivirus/EDR Evasion
Evading signature can also be performed by modifying the PE structure (changing section names, TimeDateStamp, MajorLinkerVersion/MinorLinkerVersion, Major/Minor OperatingSystemVersion and ImageVersion/MinorImageVersion, AddressOfEntryPoint, Maximum number of sections, File length.
File Format Confusion Antivirus/EDR Evasion
By looking the structure of the PE and the content of the file, the engine is able to detect if the file is malicious or not. For example, an heuristic engine can try to figure out if a file are using a dual extension (e.g: invoice.doc.exe) and determine the file as being malicious.
Confusing file format is another trick that …
This function retrieves information about a running process. Malware are able to detect if the process is currently being attached to a debugger using the
ProcessDebugPort (0x7) information class.
A nonzero value returned by the call indicates that the process is being debugged.