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Date: Mon, 9 May 2022 00:34:53 -0400
From: malvuln <>
Subject: [FD] APT28 FancyBear / Code Execution

Discovery / credits: Malvuln (John Page aka hyp3rlinx) (c) 2022
Original source:

Threat: APT28 FancyBear
Vulnerability: Code Execution
Description: FancyBear 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. 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 malwares own flaw 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: FancyBear
Type: PE32
MD5: d6751b148461e0f863548be84020b879
Vuln ID: MVID-2022-0594
Disclosure: 05/09/2022

Video Poc URL:

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

#include "windows.h"

//By malvuln
//Purpose: Exploit FancyBear
//MD5: d6751b148461e0f863548be84020b879
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 winhttp.c -m32
//gcc -shared -o winhttp.dll winhttp.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));
   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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