.. / Msdt.exe
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Microsoft diagnostics tool


Paths:


Resources:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160322142537/https://cybersyndicates.com/2015/10/a-no-bull-guide-to-malicious-windows-trouble-shooting-packs-and-application-whitelist-bypass/
https://oddvar.moe/2017/12/21/applocker-case-study-how-insecure-is-it-really-part-2/
https://twitter.com/harr0ey/status/991338229952598016

Acknowledgement:
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Detection:



Execute

Executes the Microsoft Diagnostics Tool and executes the malicious .MSI referenced in the PCW8E57.xml file.
msdt.exe -path C:\WINDOWS\diagnostics\index\PCWDiagnostic.xml -af C:\PCW8E57.xml /skip TRUE
Usecase:Execute code
Privileges required:User
OS:Windows vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mitre:T1218



AWL bypass

Executes the Microsoft Diagnostics Tool and executes the malicious .MSI referenced in the PCW8E57.xml file.
msdt.exe -path C:\WINDOWS\diagnostics\index\PCWDiagnostic.xml -af C:\PCW8E57.xml /skip TRUE
Usecase:Execute code bypass Application whitelisting
Privileges required:User
OS:Windows vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mitre:T1218