We like to envision the Veil-Framework as extended beyond just generating and delivering AV-evading executables. The theme underlying our development efforts has been one of evasion and stealth, leading us to view the Veil-Framework not as a single program, but as a collection of tools that aim to bridge the gap between pentesting and red-team toolsets. Some of the releases in the coming year will extend beyond just executable generation, and may not integrate into existing codebases the same way Veil-Catapult was able to. However, the theme of evasion will still link together everything in spirit, if not in code.

With that said, I’d like to announce the most recent addition to the Veil-Framework, Veil-PowerView, a pure powershell tool for network situational awareness.  First off, thanks to @davidpmcguire for inspiration, @mubix for building netview.exe and open sourcing it, the offensive powershell community (@obscuresec@mattifestation, and DarkOperator) for showing how proper powershell is done, and @zeknox, @smilingraccoon, and r3dy for the local_admin_search_enum idea in Metasploit.

We recently were on an pentest where a client had implanted an interesting defense- the disabling of all “net *” commands on domain machines. At first, this might appear like a novel attack mitigation, as it initially thew a wrench in some of our normal post-exploitation activities. During our post assessment breakdown however, we started brain storming way around this particular defense in case we encountered it again. Bypassing it completely ended up being trivial through the use of powershell.

This assessment started the development of Veil-PowerView, released today. By taking advantage of native powershell AD hooks and the ability to invoke Win32 API functionality, a complete, pure powershell replacement for the common “net *” commands we typical use was implemented. These include common things like Get-NetGroup for listing detailed information about specific domain groups, Get-NetShare to get share information for a specific host, Get-NetUser to get information for a specific domain user, and so on. There are also the slightly more non-traditional functions of Invoke-CheckLocalAdminAccess to see if the current user has local admin access on a target host, Get-NetGroupUsers to get complete, detailed information on all users in a particular group (not just usernames), Get-NetLoggedon to get users currently logged onto a machine, and so on.

Inspired by Rob Fuller (@mubix)’s netview.exe tool, more interesting metafunctions were then built, chaining together the previously implemented net functionality. The first endeavor was a full powershell implementation of netview.exe, Invoke-Netview, with a few tweaks added in. Very similar to the original netview.exe, here’s how the core functionality works:

  1. Get-NetDomain is run to query the principal domain
  2. Get-NetServers is run to pull a complete list of all active machines on the domain, which is then randomized (Get-NetServers utilizes a Win32-api implementation of NetServerEnum to query for active machines of server type 2). A host list can optionally be specified with “-HostList HOSTS.txt”
  3. Get-NetServers is run three additional times, querying for three specific server types- domain controllers, backup domain controllers, and SQL servers (i.e. Get-NetServers -ServerType 8)
  4. For each machine found in the domain, Get-NetSessions is run each host to query the current sessions on the machine (Get-NetSessions utilizes a Win32-api implementation of NetSessionEnum)
  5. Get-NetLoggedon is then run against each server to get the users currently logged onto the machine (Get-NetLoggedon utilizes a Win32-api implementation of NetWkstaUserEnum).
  6. Get-NetShare is then run against each host to numerate all available shares on the machine (Get-NetShare utilizes a Win32-api implementation of NetShareEnum)
  7. Nicely formatted output is displayed for each host as appropriate

Invoke-Netview has a few additional options missing from the original netview.exe implementation. “-ExcludeShares” will exclude common fileshares (C$, IPC$, PRINT$, etc.) from the results. “-Delay X” introduces a delay of X seconds between each host enumeration, and “-Jitter .X” adds a +/- .X percent jitter to the delay interval to randomize behavior.

Invoke-ShareFinder utilizes similar functionality to Invoke-Netview. It runs Get-NetServers to get all domain machines (or accepts an optional host list as well), randomizes the list, and then runs Get-NetShare to get all active shares on each target machine. Common shares are filtered out by default, giving you a nice list of interesting shares to investigate. The delay/jitter specification is also available.

Invoke-FindLocalAdminAccess is a powershell port of the metasploit local_admin_search_enum.rb module written by zeknox, smilingraccoon, and r3dy. It does the same Get-NetServers/hostlist/shuffle stuff, and then runs Invoke-CheckLocalAdminAccess against each host, which utilizes the Win32-api call OpenSCManagerW with full permissions to see if the local user current has local admin access on target machines. Again, the delay/jitter specification is also available in case you don’t want to try to connect to the service manage of every machine in domain as quickly as possible.

All functions should hopefully be documented and attributed appropriately. I put links and references for every source I drew from, and did my best to cite all prior art. If I accidentally put in functionality already implemented previously by the badass offensive powershell community, please please please let me know so I can put proper attribution in.

That should hopefully be enough for initial digestion- a post will be pushed in a couple of days detailing the most interesting functionality published, Invoke-UserHunter and Invoke-StealthUserHunter. That’s where the real fun with Veil-PowerView begins ;)

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