Script that wraps around multitude of packers, protectors, obfuscators, shellcode loaders, encoders, generators to produce complex protected Red Team implants. Your perfect companion in Malware Development CI/CD pipeline, helping watermark your artifacts, collect IOCs, backdoor and more.
ProtectMyTooling you can quickly obfuscate your binaries without having to worry about clicking through all the Dialogs, interfaces, menus, creating projects to obfuscate a single binary, clicking through all the options available and wasting time about all that nonsense. It takes you straight to the point - to obfuscate your tool.
Aim is to offer the most convenient interface possible and allow to leverage a daisy-chain of multiple packers combined on a single binary.
That's right - we can launch
ProtectMyTooling with several packers at once:
C:\> py ProtectMyTooling.py hyperion,upx mimikatz.exe mimikatz-obf.exe
The above example will firstly pass
mimikatz.exe to the Hyperion for obfuscation, and then the result will be provided to UPX for compression. Resulting with
- Supports multiple different PE Packers, .NET Obfuscators, Shellcode Loaders/Builders
- Allows daisy-chaining packers where output from a packer is passed to the consecutive one:
callobf,hyperion,upxwill produce artifact
- Collects IOCs at every obfuscation step so that auditing & Blue Team requests can be satisfied
- Offers functionality to inject custom Watermarks to resulting PE artifacts - in DOS Stub, Checksum, as a standalone PE Section, to file's Overlay
- Comes up with a handy Cobalt Strike aggressor script bringing
- Straightforward command line usage
This tool was designed to work on Windows, as most packers natively target that platform.
Some features may work however on Linux just fine, nonetheless that support is not fully tested, please report bugs and issues.
- First, disable your AV and add
contribdirectory to exclusions. That directory contains obfuscators, protectors which will get flagged by AV and removed.
- Then clone this repository
PS C:\> git clone --recurse https://github.com/Binary-Offensive/ProtectMyTooling
- Actual installation is straightforward:
PS C:\ProtectMyTooling> .\install.ps1
ScareCrow packer to run on Windows 10, there needs to be
WSL installed and
bash.exe available (in
%PATH%). Then, in WSL one needs to have
golang installed in version at least
cmd> bashbash$ sudo apt update ; sudo apt upgrade -y ; sudo apt install golang=2:1.18~3 -y
To plug-in supported obfuscators, change default options or point ProtectMyTooling to your obfuscator executable path, you will need to adjust
config\ProtectMyTooling.yaml configuration file.
There is also
config\sample-full-config.yaml file containing all the available options for all the supported packers, serving as reference point.
- If your produced binary crashes or doesn't run as expected - try using different packers chain.
- Packers don't guarantee stability of produced binaries, therefore ProtectMyTooling cannot as well.
- While chaining, carefully match output->input payload formats according to what consecutive packer expects.
ProtectMyTooling's first use, it is essential to adjust program's YAML configuration file
ProtectMyTooling.yaml. The order of parameters processal is following:
- Firstly default parameters are used
- Then they're overwritten by values coming from YAML
- Finally, whatever is provided in command line will overwrite corresponding values
There, supported packer paths and options shall be set to enable.
Scenario 1: Simple ConfuserEx obfuscation
Usage is very simple, all it takes is to pass the name of obfuscator to choose, input and output file paths:
C:\> py ProtectMyTooling.py confuserex Rubeus.exe Rubeus-obf.exe ::::::::::.:::::::.. ... :::::::::::.,:::::: .,-:::::::::::::::: `;;;```.;;;;;;``;;;; .;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;\''';;;;\'\''',;;;'````;;;;;;;;\'\''' `]]nnn]]' [[[,/[[[' ,[[ \[[, [[ [[cccc [[[ [[ $$$"" $$$$$$c $$$, $$$ $$ $$"""" $$$ $$ 888o 888b "88bo"888,_ _,88P 88, 888oo,_`88bo,__,o, 88, . YMMMb :.-:.MM ::-. "YMMMMMP" MMM """"YUMMM"YUMMMMMP" MMM ;;,. ;;;';;. ;;;;' [[[[, ,[[[[, '[[,[[[' $$$$$$$$"$$$ c$$" 888 Y88" 888o,8P"` ::::::::::::mM... ... ::: :::::. :::. .,-:::::/ ;;;;;;;;\'''.;;;;;;;. .;;;;;;;. ;;; ;;`;;;;, `;;,;;-'````' [[ ,[[ \[[,[[ \[[,[[[ [[[ [[[[[. '[[[[ [[[[[[/ $$ $$$, $$$$$, $$$$$' $$$ $$$ "Y$c$"$$c. "$$ 88, "888,_ _,88" 888,_ _,88o88oo,._888 888 Y88`Y8bo,,,o88o MMM "YMMMMMP" "YMMMMMP"""""YUMMMMM MMM YM `'YMUP"YMM Red Team implants protection swiss knife. Multi-Packer wrapping around multitude of packers, protectors, shellcode loaders, encoders. Mariusz Banach / mgeeky '20-'22, <[email protected]> v0.15[.] Processing x86 file: "\Rubeus.exe"[.] Generating output of ConfuserEx(<file>)...[+] SUCCEEDED. Original file size: 417280 bytes, new file size ConfuserEx(<file>): 756224, ratio: 181.23%
Scenario 2: Simple ConfuserEx obfuscation followed by artifact test
One can also obfuscate the file and immediately attempt to launch it (also with supplied optional parameters) to ensure it runs fine with options
-r --cmdline CMDLINE:
Below use case takes
beacon.exe on input and feeds it consecutively into
Then it will inject specified
fooobar watermark to the final generated output artifact's DOS Stub as well as modify that artifact's checksum with value
Finally, ProtectMyTooling will capture all IOCs (md5, sha1, sha256, imphash, and other metadata) and save them in auxiliary CSV file. That file can be used for IOC matching as engagement unfolds.
PS> py .\ProtectMyTooling.py callobf,upx,hyperion beacon.exe beacon-obf.exe -i -I operation_chimera -w dos-stub=fooobar -w checksum=0xaabbccdd [...][.] Processing x64 file: "beacon.exe"[>] Generating output of CallObf(<file>)...[.] Before obfuscation file's PE IMPHASH: 17b461a082950fc6332228572138b80c[.] After obfuscation file's PE IMPHASH: 378d9692fe91eb54206e98c224a25f43[>] Generating output of UPX(CallObf(<file>))...[>] Generating output of Hyperion(UPX(CallObf(<file>)))...[+] Setting PE checksum to 2864434397 (0xaabbccdd)[+] Successfully watermarked resulting artifact file.[+] IOCs written to: beacon-obf-ioc.csv[+] SUCCEEDED. Original file size: 288256 bytes, new file size Hyperion(UPX(CallObf(<file>))): 175616, ratio: 60.92%
Produced IOCs evidence CSV file will look as follows:
timestamp,filename,author,context,comment,md5,sha1,sha256,imphash2022-06-10 03:15:52,beacon.exe,[email protected],Input File,test,dcd6e13754ee753928744e27e98abd16,298de19d4a987d87ac83f5d2d78338121ddb3cb7,0a64768c46831d98c5667d26dc731408a5871accefd38806b2709c66cd9d21e4,17b461a082950fc6332228572138b80c2022-06-10 03:15:52,y49981l3.bin,[email protected],Obfuscation artifact: CallObf(<file>),test,50bbce4c3cc928e274ba15bff0795a8c,15bde0d7fbba1841f7433510fa9aa829f8441aeb,e216cd8205f13a5e3c5320ba7fb88a3dbb6f53ee8490aa8b4e1baf2c6684d27b,378d9692fe91eb54206e98c224a25f432022-06-10 03:15:53,nyu2rbyx.bin,[email protected],Obfuscation artifact: UPX(CallObf(<file>)),test,4d3584f10084cded5c6da7a63d42f758,e4966576bdb67e389ab1562e24079ba9bd565d32,97ba4b17c9bd9c12c06c7ac2dc17428d509b64fc8ca9e88ee2de02c36532be10,9aebf3da4677af9275c461261e5abde32022-06-10 03:15:53,beacon-obf.exe,[email protected],Obfuscation artifact: Hyperion(UPX(CallObf(<file>))),te st,8b706ff39dd4c8f2b031c8fa6e3c25f5,c64aad468b1ecadada3557cb3f6371e899d59790,087c6353279eb5cf04715ef096a18f83ef8184aa52bc1d5884e33980028bc365,a46ea633057f9600559d5c6b328bf83d2022-06-10 03:15:53,beacon-obf.exe,[email protected],Output obfuscated artifact,test,043318125c60d36e0b745fd38582c0b8,a7717d1c47cbcdf872101bd488e53b8482202f7f,b3cf4311d249d4a981eb17a33c9b89eff656fff239e0d7bb044074018ec00e20,a46ea633057f9600559d5c6b328bf83d
ProtectMyTooling was designed to support not only Obfuscators/Packers but also all sort of builders/generators/shellcode loaders usable from the command line.
At the moment, program supports various Commercial and Open-Source packers/obfuscators. Those Open-Source ones are bundled within the project. Commercial ones will require user to purchase the product and configure its location in
ProtectMyTooling.yaml file to point the script where to find them.
Amber- Reflective PE Packer that takes EXE/DLL on input and produces EXE/PIC shellcode
AsStrongAsFuck- A console obfuscator for .NET assemblies by Charterino
CallObfuscator- Obfuscates specific windows apis with different apis.
ConfuserEx- Popular .NET obfuscator, forked from Martin Karing
Donut- Popular PE loader that takes EXE/DLL/.NET on input and produces a PIC shellcode
Enigma- A powerful system designed for comprehensive protection of executable files
Hyperion- runtime encrypter for 32-bit and 64-bit portable executables. It is a reference implementation and bases on the paper "Hyperion: Implementation of a PE-Crypter"
IntelliLock- combines strong license security, highly adaptable licensing functionality/schema with reliable assembly protection
InvObf- Obfuscates Powershell scripts with
Invoke-Obfuscation(by Daniell Bohannon)
LoGiC.NET- A more advanced free and open .NET obfuscator using dnlib by AnErrupTion
Mangle- Takes input EXE/DLL file and produces output one with cloned certificate, removed Golang-specific IoCs and bloated size. By Matt Eidelberg (@Tyl0us).
MPRESS- MPRESS compressor by Vitaly Evseenko. Takes input EXE/DLL/.NET/MAC-DARWIN (x86/x64) and compresses it.
NetReactor- Unmatched .NET code protection system which completely stops anyone from decompiling your code
NetShrink- an exe packer aka executable compressor, application password protector and virtual DLL binder for Windows & Linux .NET applications.
Nimcrypt2- Generates Nim loader running input .NET, PE or Raw Shellcode. Authored by (@icyguider)
NimPackt-v1- Takes Shellcode or .NET Executable on input, produces EXE or DLL loader. Brought to you by Cas van Cooten (@chvancooten)
NimSyscallPacker- Takes PE/Shellcode/.NET executable and generates robust Nim+Syscalls EXE/DLL loader. Sponsorware authored by (@S3cur3Th1sSh1t)
Packer64- wrapper around John Adams'
pe2shc- Converts PE into a shellcode. By yours truly @hasherezade
peCloak- A Multi-Pass Encoder & Heuristic Sandbox Bypass AV Evasion Tool
peresed- Uses "peresed" from avast/pe_tools to remove all existing PE Resources and signature (think of Mimikatz icon).
ScareCrow- EDR-evasive x64 shellcode loader that produces DLL/CPL/XLL/JScript/HTA artifact loader
sgn- Shikata ga nai (仕方がない) encoder ported into go with several improvements. Takes shellcode, produces encoded shellcode
SmartAssembly- obfuscator that helps protect your application against reverse-engineering or modification, by making it difficult for a third-party to access your source code
sRDI- Convert DLLs to position independent shellcode. Authored by: Nick Landers, @monoxgas
Themida- Advanced Windows software protection system
UPX- a free, portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several executable formats.
VMProtect- protects code by executing it on a virtual machine with non-standard architecture that makes it extremely difficult to analyze and crack the software
You can quickly list supported packers using
-L option (table columns are chosen depending on Terminal width, the wider the more information revealed):
C:\> py ProtectMyTooling.py -L [...] Red Team implants protection swiss knife. Multi-Packer wrapping around multitude of packers, protectors, shellcode loaders, encoders. Mariusz Banach / mgeeky '20-'22, <[email protected]> v0.15+----+----------------+-------------+-----------------------+-----------------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------+| # | Name | Type | Licensing | Input | Output | Author |+----+----------------+-------------+-----------------------+-----------------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------+| 1 | amber | open-source | Shellcode Loader | PE | EXE, Shellcode | Ege B alci || 2 | asstrongasfuck | open-source | .NET Obfuscator | .NET | .NET | Charterino, klezVirus || 3 | backdoor | open-source | Shellcode Loader | Shellcode | PE | Mariusz Banach, @mariuszbit || 4 | callobf | open-source | PE EXE/DLL Protector | PE | PE | Mustafa Mahmoud, @d35ha || 5 | confuserex | open-source | .NET Obfuscator | .NET | .NET | mkaring || 6 | donut-packer | open-source | Shellcode Converter | PE, .NET, VBScript, JScript | Shellcode | TheWover || 7 | enigma | commercial | PE EXE/DLL Protector | PE | PE | The Enigma Protector Developers Team || 8 | hyperion | open-source | PE EXE/DLL Protector | PE | PE | nullsecurity team || 9 | intellilock | commercial | .NET Obfuscator | PE | PE | Eziriz || 10 | invobf | open-source | Powershell Obfuscator | Powershell | Powershell | Daniel Bohannon || 11 | logicnet | open-source | .NET Obfuscator | .NET | .NET | AnErrupTion, klezVirus || 12 | mangle | open-source | Executable Signing | PE | PE | Matt Eidelberg (@Tyl0us) || 13 | mpress | freeware | PE EXE/DLL Compressor | PE | PE | Vitaly Evseenko || 14 | netreactor | commercial | .NET Obfuscator | .NET | .NET | Eziriz || 15 | netshrink | open-source | .NET Obfuscator | .NET | .NET | Bartosz Wójcik || 16 | nimcrypt2 | open-source | Shellcode Loader | PE, .NET, Shellcode | PE | @icyguider || 17 | nimpackt | open-source | Shellcode Loader | .NET, Shellcode | PE | Cas van Cooten (@chvancooten) || 18 | nimsyscall | sponsorware | Shellcode Loader | PE, .NET, Shellcode | PE | @S3cur3Th1sSh1t || 19 | packer64 | open-source | PE EXE/DLL Compressor | PE | PE | John Adams, @jadams || 20 | pe2shc | open-source | Shellcode Converter | PE | Shellcode | @hasherezade || 21 | pecloak | open-source | PE EXE/DLL Protector | PE | PE | Mike Czumak, @SecuritySift, buherator / v-p-b || 22 | peresed | open-source | PE EXE/DLL Protector | PE | PE | Martin Vejnár, Avast || 23 | scarecrow | open-source | Shellcode Loader | Shellcode | DLL, JScript, CPL, XLL | Matt Eidelberg (@Tyl0us) || 24 | sgn | open -source | Shellcode Encoder | Shellcode | Shellcode | Ege Balci || 25 | smartassembly | commercial | .NET Obfuscator | .NET | .NET | Red-Gate || 26 | srdi | open-source | Shellcode Encoder | DLL | Shellcode | Nick Landers, @monoxgas || 27 | themida | commercial | PE EXE/DLL Protector | PE | PE | Oreans || 28 | upx | open-source | PE EXE/DLL Compressor | PE | PE | Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer, László Molnár, John F. Reiser || 29 | vmprotect | commercial | PE EXE/DLL Protector | PE | PE | vmpsoft |+----+----------------+-------------+-----------------------+-----------------------------+------------------------+--------------------------------------------------------+
Above are the packers that are supported, but that doesn't mean that you have them configured and ready to use. To prepare their usage, you must first supply necessary binaries to the
contrib directory and then configure your YAML file accordingly.
RedWatermarker - built-in Artifact watermarking
Artifact watermarking & IOC collection
This program is intended for professional Red Teams and is perfect to be used in a typical implant-development CI/CD pipeline. As a red teamer I'm always expected to deliver decent quality list of IOCs matching back to all of my implants as well as I find it essential to watermark all my implants for bookkeeping, attribution and traceability purposes.
To accommodate these requirements, ProtectMyTooling brings basic support for them.
ProtectMyTooling can apply watermarks after obfuscation rounds simply by using
py ProtectMyTooling [...] -w dos-stub=fooooobar -w checksum=0xaabbccdd -w section=.coco,ALLYOURBASEAREBELONG
There is also a standalone approach, included in
It takes executable artifact on input and accepts few parameters denoting where to inject a watermark and what value shall be inserted.
Example run will set PE Checksum to 0xAABBCCDD, inserts
foooobar to PE file's DOS Stub (bytes containing This program cannot be run...), appends
bazbazbaz to file's overlay and then create a new PE section named
.coco append it to the end of file and fill that section with preset marker.
py RedWatermarker.py beacon-obf.exe -c 0xaabbccdd -t fooooobar -e bazbazbaz -s .coco,ALLYOURBASEAREBELONG
Full watermarker usage:
cmd> py RedWatermarker.py --help ; ED. ,E#Wi j. f#iE###G. EW, .E#t E#fD#W; E##j i#W, E#t t##L E###D. L#D. E#t .E#K, E#jG#W; :K#Wfff; E#t j##f E#t t##f i##WLLLLtE#t :E#K: E#t :K#E: .E#L E#t t##L E#KDDDD###i f#E: E#t .D#W; ,; G: ,; E#f,t#Wi,,, ,WW; E#tiW#G. f#i j. j. E#, : f#i j. E#t ;#W: ; .D#;E#K##i .. GEEEEEEEL .E#t EW, .. : .. EW, E#t .GE .E#t EW, DWi ,K.DL ttE##D. ;W, ,;;L#K;;. i#W, E##j ,W, .Et ;W, E##j E#t j#K; i#W, E##j f. :K#L LWL E#t j##, t#E L#D. E###D. t##, ,W#t j##, E###D. E#GK#f L#D. E###D. EW: ;W##L .E#f L: G###, t#E :K#Wfff; E#jG#W; L###, j###t G###, E#jG#W; E##D. :K#Wfff; E#jG#W; E#t t#KE#L ,W#; :E####, t#E i##WLLLLt E#t t##f .E#j##, G#fE#t :E####, E#t t##f E##Wi i##WLLLLt E#t t##f E#t f#D.L#L t#K: ;W#DG##, t#E .E#L E#t :K#E: ;WW; ##,:K#i E#t ;W#DG##, E#t :K#E:E#jL#D: .E#L E#t :K#E: E#jG#f L#LL#G j###DW##, t#E f#E: E#KDDDD###i j#E. ##f#W, E#t j###DW##, E#KDDDD###E#t ,K#j f#E: E#KDDDD###i E###; L###j G##i,,G##, t#E ,WW; E#f,t#Wi,,,.D#L ###K: E#t G##i,,G##, E#f,t#Wi,,E#t jD ,WW; E#f,t#Wi,,, E#K: L#W; :K#K: L##, t#E .D#; E#t ;#W: :K#t ##D. E#t :K#K: L##, E#t ;#W: j#t .D#; E#t ;#W: EG LE. ;##D. L##, fE tt DWi ,KK:... #G .. ;##D. L##, DWi ,KK: ,; tt DWi ,KK: ; ;@ ,,, .,, : j ,,, .,, Watermark thy implants, track them in VirusTotal Mariusz Banach / mgeeky '22, (@mariuszbit) <[email protected]>usage: RedWatermarker.py [options] <infile>options: -h, --help show this help message and exitRequired arguments: infile Input implant fileOptional arguments: -C, --check Do not actually inject watermark. Check input file if it contains specified watermarks. -v, --verbose Verbose mode. -d, --debug Debug mode. -o PATH, --outfile PATH Path where to save output file with watermark injected. If not given, will modify infile.PE Executables Watermarking: -t STR, --dos-stub STR Insert watermark into PE DOS Stub (Th is program cannot be run...). -c NUM, --checksum NUM Preset PE checksum with this value (4 bytes). Must be number. Can start with 0x for hex value. -e STR, --overlay STR Append watermark to the file's Overlay (at the end of the file). -s NAME,STR, --section NAME,STR Append a new PE section named NAME and insert watermark there. Section name must be shorter than 8 characters. Section will be marked Read-Only, non-executable.
Currently only PE files watermarking is supported, but in the future Office documents and other formats are to be added as well.
IOCs may be collected by simply using
-i option in
They're being collected at the following phases:
- on the input file
- after each obfuscation round on an intermediary file
- on the final output file
They will contain following fields saved in form of a CSV file:
author- formed as
context- whether a record points to an input, output or intermediary file
comment- value adjusted by the user through
imphash- PE Imports Hash, if available
typeref_hash- .NET TypeRef Hash, if available
Resulting will be a CSV file named
outfile-ioc.csv stored side by side to generated output artifact. That file is written in APPEND mode, meaning it will receive all subsequent IOCs.
RedBackdoorer - built-in PE Backdooring
ProtectMyTooling utilizes my own
RedBackdoorer.py script which provides few methods for backdooring PE executables. Support comes as a dedicated packer named
backdoor. Example usage:
Takes Cobalt Strike shellcode on input and encodes with SGN (Shikata Ga-Nai) then backdoors SysInternals DbgView64.exe then produces Amber EXE reflective loader
PS> py ProtectMyTooling.py sgn,backdoor,amber beacon64.bin dbgview64-infected.exe -B dbgview64.exe ::::::::::.:::::::.. ... :::::::::::.,:::::: .,-:::::::::::::::: `;;;```.;;;;;;``;;;; .;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;,;;;'````;;;;;;;; `]]nnn]]' [[[,/[[[' ,[[ \[[, [[ [[cccc [[[ [[ $$$"" $$$$$$c $$$, $$$ $$ $$"""" $$$ $$ 888o 888b "88bo"888,_ _,88P 88, 888oo,_`88bo,__,o, 88, . YMMMb :.-:.MM ::-. "YMMMMMP" MMM """"YUMMM"YUMMMMMP" MMM ;;,. ;;;';;. ;;;;' [[[[, ,[[[[, '[[,[[[' $$$$$$$$"$$$ c$$" 888 Y88" 888o,8P"` ::::::::::::mM... ... ::: :::::. :::. .,-:::::/ ;;;;;;;;.;;;;;;;. .;;;;;;;. ;;; ;;`;;;;, `;;,;;-'````' [[ ,[[ \[[,[[ \[[,[[[ [[[ [[[[[. '[[[[ [[[[[[/ $$ $$$, $$$$$, $$$$$' $$$ $$$ "Y$c$"$$c. "$$ 88, "888,_ _,88"888,_ _,88o88oo,._888 888 Y88`Y8bo,,,o88o MMM "YMMMMMP" "YMMMMMP"""""YUMMMMM MMM YM `'YMUP"YMM Red Team implants protection swiss knife. Multi-Packer wrapping around multitude of packers, protectors, shellcode loaders, encoders. Mariusz Banach / mgeeky '20-'22, <[email protected]> v0.15[.] Processing x64 file : beacon64.bin[>] Generating output of sgn(<file>)...[>] Generating output of backdoor(sgn(<file>))...[>] Generating output of Amber(backdoor(sgn(<file>)))...[+] SUCCEEDED. Original file size: 265959 bytes, new file size Amber(backdoor(sgn(<file>))): 1372672, ratio: 516.12%
Full RedBackdoorer usage:
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Cobalt Strike Integration
There is also a script that integrates
ProtectMyTooling.py used as a wrapper around configured PE/.NET Packers/Protectors in order to easily transform input executables into their protected and compressed output forms and then upload or use them from within CobaltStrike.
The idea is to have an automated process of protecting all of the uploaded binaries or .NET assemblies used by execute-assembly and forget about protecting or obfuscating them manually before each usage. The added benefit of an automated approach to transform executables is the ability to have the same executable protected each time it's used, resulting in unique samples launched on target machines. That should nicely deceive EDR/AV enterprise-wide IOC sweeps while looking for the same artefact on different machines.
Additionally, the protected-execute-assembly command has the ability to look for assemblies of which only name were given in a preconfigured assemblies directory (set in dotnet_assemblies_directory setting).
To use it:
CobaltStrike/ProtectMyTooling.cnain your Cobalt Strike.
- Go to the menu and setup all the options
- Then in your Beacon's console you'll have following commands available:
protected-execute-assembly- Executes a local, previously protected and compressed .NET program in-memory on target.
protected-upload- Takes an input file, protects it if its PE executable and then uploads that file to specified remote location.
Basically these commands will open input files, pass the firstly to the
CobaltStrike/cobaltProtectMyTooling.py script, which in turn calls out to
ProtectMyTooling.py. As soon as the binary gets obfuscated, it will be passed to your beacon for execution/uploading.
Cobalt Strike related Options
Here's a list of options required by the Cobalt Strike integrator:
python3_interpreter_path- Specify a path to Python3 interpreter executable
protect_my_tooling_dir- Specify a path to ProtectMyTooling main directory
protect_my_tooling_config- Specify a path to ProtectMyTooling configuration file with various packers options
dotnet_assemblies_directory- Specify local path .NET assemblies should be looked for if not found by execute-assembly
cache_protected_executables- Enable to cache already protected executables and reuse them when needed
protected_executables_cache_dir- Specify a path to a directory that should store cached protected executables
default_exe_x86_packers_chain- Native x86 EXE executables protectors/packers chain
default_exe_x64_packers_chain- Native x64 EXE executables protectors/packers chain
default_dll_x86_packers_chain- Native x86 DLL executables protectors/packers chain
default_dll_x64_packers_chain- Native x64 DLL executables protectors/packers chain
default_dotnet_packers_chain- .NET executables protectors/packers chain
ScareCrowis very tricky to run from Windows. What worked for me is following:
- Run on Windows 10 and have WSL installed (
bash.execommand available in Windows)
golanginstalled in WSL at version
- Make sure to have
PackerScareCrow.Run_ScareCrow_On_Windows_As_WSL = Trueset
- Run on Windows 10 and have WSL installed (
Credits due & used technology
All packer, obfuscator, converter, loader credits goes to their authors. This tool is merely a wrapper around their technology!
- Hopefully none of them mind me adding such wrappers. Should there be concerns - please reach out to me.
ProtectMyTooling also uses
denim.exeby moloch-- by some Nim-based packers.
- Write custom PE injector and offer it as a "protector"
- Add watermarking to other file formats such as Office documents, WSH scripts (VBS, JS, HTA) and containers
- Add support for a few other Packers/Loaders/Generators in upcoming future:
Use of this tool as well as any other projects I'm author of for illegal purposes, unsolicited hacking, cyber-espionage is strictly prohibited. This and other tools I distribute help professional Penetration Testers, Security Consultants, Security Engineers and other security personnel in improving their customer networks cyber-defence capabilities.
In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability arising from illegal use of this software.
If there are concerns, copyright issues, threats posed by this software or other inquiries - I am open to collaborate in responsibly addressing them.
The tool exposes handy interface for using mostly open-source or commercially available packers/protectors/obfuscation software, therefore not introducing any immediately new threats to the cyber-security landscape as is.
This and other projects are outcome of sleepless nights and plenty of hard work. If you like what I do and appreciate that I always give back to the community, Consider buying me a coffee (or better a beer) just to say thank you!
Mariusz Banach / mgeeky, '20-'22 <mb [at] binary-offensive.com> (https://github.com/mgeeky)