MVID-2022-0636 Code Execution malware suffers from a code execution vulnerability.

SHA-256 | f83469a387bb85b1095ec29c4bce40b4dee2ed888fd5d49f25e84791155b9806

Discovery / credits: Malvuln (John Page aka hyp3rlinx) (c) 2022
Original source:
Contact: [email protected]

Vulnerability: Arbitrary Code Execution
Description: Hive Ransomware will load and execute arbitrary .EXE PE files if a third-party adversary or defender uses the vulnerable naming convention of "vssadmin.exe" or "wmic.exe" and the PE file is placed in the vacinity of Hive Ransomware when it is executed.
Family: Hive
Type: PE64
MD5: 44aba241dd3f0d156c6ed82a0ab3a9e1
Vuln ID: MVID-2022-0636
Disclosure: 09/06/2022

1) Compile to "vssadmin.exe"
2) Supplying Hive CL credentials e.g. -u <login>:<password>


#include "windows.h"
#include "tlhelp32.h"
#include "psapi.h"

//Compiled x64
//By Malvuln - 2022
//Purpose: RCE PWN Hive Ransomware
//MD5: 44aba241dd3f0d156c6ed82a0ab3a9e1
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 otherwise.

DWORD getParentPID(DWORD pid){
PROCESSENTRY32 pe = {0};
DWORD ppid = 0;
pe.dwSize = sizeof(PROCESSENTRY32);
h32 = CreateToolhelp32Snapshot(TH32CS_SNAPPROCESS, 0);
if(Process32First(h32, &pe)){
if (pe.th32ProcessID == pid){
ppid = pe.th32ParentProcessID;
} while( Process32Next(h32, &pe));
return (ppid);

int main(void){
DWORD ppid = getParentPID(GetCurrentProcessId());
HANDLE handle = OpenProcess(PROCESS_TERMINATE, FALSE, ppid);
if (NULL != handle) {
TerminateProcess(handle, 0);
MessageBox(NULL, "Not the vssadmin.exe you wanted :(\nHive Ransomware PWNED!\n\nBy Malvuln", "Code Execution PoC\n", MB_OK);
return 0;

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