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Host Process for Setting Synchronization


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Detection:

Execute

Execute file specified in %COMSPEC%
SettingSyncHost -LoadAndRunDiagScript anything
Usecase: Can be used to evade defensive countermeasures or to hide as a persistence mechanism
Privileges required: User
OS: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
MITRE ATT&CK®: T1218



Execute a batch script in the background (no window ever pops up) which can be subverted to running arbitrary programs by setting the current working directory to %TMP% and creating files such as reg.bat/reg.exe in that directory thereby causing them to execute instead of the ones in C:\Windows\System32.
SettingSyncHost -LoadAndRunDiagScriptNoCab anything
Usecase: Can be used to evade defensive countermeasures or to hide as a persistence mechanism. Additionally, effectively act as a -WindowStyle Hidden option (as there is in PowerShell) for any arbitrary batch file.
Privileges required: User
OS: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
MITRE ATT&CK®: T1218