ThreadBoat - Program Uses Thread Execution Hijacking To Inject Native Shell-code Into A Standard Win32 Application

ThreadBoat – Program Uses Thread Execution Hijacking To Inject Native Shell-code Into A Standard Win32 Application

Program uses Thread Hijacking to Inject Native Shellcode into a Standard Win32 Application.

About

I developed this small project to continue my experiences of different code injection methods and to allow RedTeam security professionals to utilize this method as a unique way to perform software penetration testing. With Thread hijacking, it allows the hijacker.exe program to susepend a thread within the target.exe program allowing us to write shellcode to that target thread, and later be executed (via; WriteProcessMemory(), SetThreadContext(), ResumeThread(), CreateThread()).

Example GIF (Credits To Endgame)

Usage

int main()
{
System sys;
Interceptor incp;
Exception exp;

sys.returnVersionState();
if (sys.returnPrivilegeEscalationState())
{
std::cout << "Token Privileges Adjustedn";
}

if (DWORD m_procId = incp.FindWin32ProcessId((PCHAR)m_win32ProcessName))
{
incp.ExecuteWin32Shellcode(m_procId);
}

system("PAUSE");
return 0;
}

For Further Information On Thread Execution Hijacking

Click On The Link Below

https://capec.mitre.org/data/definitions/30.html

Environment

  • Windows Vista+
  • Visual C++

Libs

  • Winapi

    • user32.dll
    • kernel32.dll
  • ntdll.dll

Ethical Notice

This code was simply written to demonstrate an overlooked method to inject shellcode or a DLL into a Win32 program. This code is not to be used for malicous purposes. The author, Josh Schiavone, is not liable for misuse of this software. May God bless you all.

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