Whilst Microsoft is fixing the embedded files feature in OneNote I decided to abuse a whole other feature. Embedded URLs. Turns out this is something they may also have to fix.
OneNote Embedded file abuse
In recent weeks OneNote has gotten a lot of media attention as threat actors are abusing the embedded files feature in OneNote in their phishing campaigns. In this post we will analyze this new way of malware delivery and create a detection rule for it.
Analyzing VSTO Office Files
VSTO Office files are Office document files linked to a Visual Studio Office File application. When opened, they launch a custom .NET application. There are various ways to achieve this, including methods to serve the VSTO files via an external web server. An article was recently published on the creation of these document files for … Continue reading Analyzing VSTO Office Files
Kusto hunting query for CVE-2021-40444
Introduction On September 7th 2021, Microsoft published customer guidance concerning CVE-2021-40444, an MSHTML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability: Microsoft is investigating reports of a remote code execution vulnerability in MSHTML that affects Microsoft Windows. Microsoft is aware of targeted attacks that attempt to exploit this vulnerability by using specially-crafted Microsoft Office documents.An attacker could craft a … Continue reading Kusto hunting query for CVE-2021-40444
I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good. Introducing the Marauders Map
This blogpost will be a bit different, as it's going to tell a bit of a story... In this blogpost I want to achieve 2 objectives: address a question I keep hearing and seeing pop up in my DM every now and then, "how do I become a red teamer/ how do I become a … Continue reading I Solemnly Swear I Am Up To No Good. Introducing the Marauders Map
Epic Manchego – atypical maldoc delivery brings flurry of infostealers
In July 2020, NVISO detected a set of malicious Excel documents, also known as “maldocs”, that deliver malware through VBA-activated spreadsheets. While the malicious VBA code and the dropped payloads were something we had seen before, it was the specific way in which the Excel documents themselves were created that caught our attention. The creators … Continue reading Epic Manchego – atypical maldoc delivery brings flurry of infostealers