(C++) Parent PID Spoofing by Unprotect

Created the Sunday 19 June 2022. Updated 5 months, 1 week ago.

Description:

Original Source code: https://www.ired.team/offensive-security/defense-evasion/parent-process-id-ppid-spoofing

Code

            #include <windows.h>
#include <TlHelp32.h>
#include <iostream>

int main() 
{
	STARTUPINFOEXA si;
	PROCESS_INFORMATION pi;
	SIZE_T attributeSize;
	ZeroMemory(&si, sizeof(STARTUPINFOEXA));
	
	HANDLE parentProcessHandle = OpenProcess(MAXIMUM_ALLOWED, false, 6200);

	InitializeProcThreadAttributeList(NULL, 1, 0, &attributeSize);
	si.lpAttributeList = (LPPROC_THREAD_ATTRIBUTE_LIST)HeapAlloc(GetProcessHeap(), 0, attributeSize);
	InitializeProcThreadAttributeList(si.lpAttributeList, 1, 0, &attributeSize);
	UpdateProcThreadAttribute(si.lpAttributeList, 0, PROC_THREAD_ATTRIBUTE_PARENT_PROCESS, &parentProcessHandle, sizeof(HANDLE), NULL, NULL);
	si.StartupInfo.cb = sizeof(STARTUPINFOEXA);

	CreateProcessA(NULL, (LPSTR)"notepad", NULL, NULL, FALSE, EXTENDED_STARTUPINFO_PRESENT, NULL, NULL, &si.StartupInfo, &pi);

	return 0;
}