The latest version of our SunburstDomainDecoder (v1.7) can be used to reveal which endpoint protection applications that are installed on trojanized SolarWinds Orion deployments. The security application info is extracted from DNS queries for "avsvmcloud.com" subdomains, which is used by SUNBURST as a beacon and C2 channel.
Here's an example showing that City of Kingston, Ontario, Canada were running Windows Defender on their trojanized SolarWinds deployment back in June:
The "F9A9387F7D252842" value is the victim's unique SUNBURST GUID. See our blog post Reassembling Victim Domain Fragments from SUNBURST DNS for more info about how the GUID value is encoded into the DNS traffic.
You can also run SunburstDomainDecoder in Linux, with help of Mono, like this:
The file "uniq-hostnames.txt" is a publicly available SUNBURST passive DNS repository created by Bambenek Consulting.
Security Product Statistics
|Windows Defender ATP||1|
|MS Azure ATP /
Defender for Identity
It is worth mentioning that SUNBURST does not report status for several other major endpoint protection vendors, such as Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, Sophos or Trend Micro.
Our tool SunburstDomainDecoder is released under a Creative Commons CC-BY license,
and can be downloaded here:
You can also read more about SunburstDomainDecoder in our blog post Reassembling Victim Domain Fragments from SUNBURST DNS.
Posted by Erik Hjelmvik on Tuesday, 29 December 2020 09:38:00 (UTC/GMT)