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Masquerading: Match Legitimate Name or Location

Description from ATT&CK

Adversaries may match or approximate the name or location of legitimate files or resources when naming/placing them. This is done for the sake of evading defenses and observation. This may be done by placing an executable in a commonly trusted directory (ex: under System32) or giving it the name of a legitimate, trusted program (ex: svchost.exe). In containerized environments, this may also be done by creating a resource in a namespace that matches the naming convention of a container pod or cluster. Alternatively, a file or container image name given may be a close approximation to legitimate programs/images or something innocuous.

Adversaries may also use the same icon of the file they are trying to mimic.

Atomic Tests

Atomic Test #1 - Execute a process from a directory masquerading as the current parent directory.

Create and execute a process from a directory masquerading as the current parent directory (

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Supported Platforms: macos,linux

auto_generated_guid: 812c3ab8-94b0-4698-a9bf-9420af23ce24

Inputs:

Name Description Type Default Value
test_message Test message to echo out to the screen String Hello from the Atomic Red Team test T1036.005#1

Attack Commands: Run with sh!

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mkdir $HOME/...
cp $(which sh) $HOME/...
$HOME/.../sh -c "echo #{test_message}"

Cleanup Commands:

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rm -f $HOME/.../sh
rmdir $HOME/.../

Atomic Test #2 - Masquerade as a built-in system executable

Launch an executable that attempts to masquerade as a legitimate executable.

Supported Platforms: windows

auto_generated_guid: 35eb8d16-9820-4423-a2a1-90c4f5edd9ca

Inputs:

Name Description Type Default Value
executable_filepath File path where the generated executable will be dropped and executed from. The filename should be the name of a built-in system utility. String $Env:windir\Temp\svchost.exe

Attack Commands: Run with powershell!

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Add-Type -TypeDefinition @'
public class Test {
    public static void Main(string[] args) {
        System.Console.WriteLine("tweet, tweet");
    }
}
'@ -OutputAssembly "#{executable_filepath}"

Start-Process -FilePath "#{executable_filepath}"

Cleanup Commands:

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Remove-Item -Path "#{executable_filepath}" -ErrorAction Ignore

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