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System Services: Launchctl

Description from ATT&CK

Adversaries may abuse launchctl to execute commands or programs. Launchctl interfaces with launchd, the service management framework for macOS. Launchctl supports taking subcommands on the command-line, interactively, or even redirected from standard input.(Citation: Launchctl Man)

Adversaries use launchctl to execute commands and programs as Launch Agents or Launch Daemons. Common subcommands include: launchctl load,launchctl unload, and launchctl start. Adversaries can use scripts or manually run the commands launchctl load -w "%s/Library/LaunchAgents/%s" or /bin/launchctl load to execute Launch Agents or Launch Daemons.(Citation: Sofacy Komplex Trojan)(Citation: 20 macOS Common Tools and Techniques)

Atomic Tests

Atomic Test #1 - Launchctl

Utilize launchctl

Supported Platforms: macos

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Name Description Type Default Value
executable_path Path of the executable to run. Path /System/Applications/
label_name Path of the executable to run. String evil

Attack Commands: Run with bash!

launchctl submit -l #{label_name} -- #{executable_path}

Cleanup Commands:

launchctl remove #{label_name}