Research Notes

Tag: Threat Intel

On the Royal Road

Intro Royal Road or 8.t is one of the most known RTF weaponizer, its used and shared mostly amongst Chinese speaking actors - there are also couple very good publications including one form nao_sec, Sebdraven and Anomali. It was on my todo list for some time, and thanks to recent twitter discussion as well as quarantine time i finally took a deeper look at it. We’ll go into how to quickly analyze RTF maldocs, quickly tear-down shellcode used and finally how to extract embedded payload.

(Ab)using bash-fu to analyze recent Aggah sample

Intro Recently one of my generic signatures for malformed documents was hit, this type of malformation was used mostly by Zebrocy so i was curious whats cooking. After some analysis it turns out that last stage uses tools that are publicly attributed to Aggah, but to get that we need to tear through multiple layers of downloading scripts. We probably could just run our lure document and collect dropped binaries in a sandbox but where is fun of that?