I like taking a closer look at captures files posted by Brad. In his latest diary entry, we have a capture file with Cobalt Strike traffic.
With regular expression “^/….$” I look for URIs that are typical for Cobalt Strike shellcode (and Metasploit too):
Following this HTTP stream, I see data that looks encoded and has some repetitions, so this might be some kind of XOR encoding:
I export this data stream as a file:
Then pass it through my 1768.py Cobalt Strike beacon analysis tool:
And this is indeed the configuration of a beacon.
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