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Date: Mon, 2 May 2022 19:47:58 -0400
From: malvuln <>
Subject: [FD] Ransom.AvosLocker / Code Execution

Discovery / credits: Malvuln - (c) 2022
Original source:

Threat: Ransom.AvosLocker
Vulnerability: Code Execution
Description: The ransomware looks for and executes DLLs in its current
directory. Therefore, we can potentially hijack a vuln DLL execute our
own code, control and terminate the malware pre-encryption. The
exploit dll will check if the current directory is
"C:\Windows\System32", if not we grab our process ID and terminate. We
do not need to rely on hash signature or third-party product, the
malware will do the work for us. Endpoint protection systems and or
antivirus can potentially be killed prior to executing malware, but
this method cannot as theres nothing to kill the DLL just lives on
disk waiting. From defensive perspective you can add the DLLs to a
specific network share containing important data as a layered
approach. All basic tests were conducted successfully in a virtual
machine environment.
Family: AvosLocker
Type: PE32
MD5: 40f2238875fcbd2a92cfefc4846a15a8
Vuln ID: MVID-2022-0573
Disclosure: 05/02/2022
Video PoC URL:

1) Compile the following C code as "mpr.dll"
2) Place the DLL in same directory as the ransomware
3) Optional - Hide it: attrib +s +h "mpr.dll"
4) Run the malware

#include "windows.h"
#include "stdio.h"

//By malvuln - 5/2/2022
//Vuln: Code Execution
//Target: Ransom.AvosLocker
//MD5: 40f2238875fcbd2a92cfefc4846a15a8
Author is NOT responsible for any damages whatsoever by using this
software or improper malware
handling. By using this code you assume and accept all risk implied or

//gcc -c mpr.c -m32
//gcc -shared -o mpr.dll mpr.o -m32

BOOL APIENTRY DllMain(HINSTANCE hInst, DWORD reason, LPVOID reserved){
  switch (reason) {
   MessageBox(NULL, "Code Exec", "by malvuln", MB_OK);
   GetCurrentDirectory(MAX_PATH, TEXT(buf));
   //printf("Current directory: %s\n", buf);
   //check the path
   int rc = strcmp("C:\\Windows\\System32", TEXT(buf));
   	if(rc != 0){
   	HANDLE handle = OpenProcess(PROCESS_TERMINATE, FALSE, getpid());
     if (NULL != handle) {
        TerminateProcess(handle, 0);
  return TRUE;

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