Windows Batch Programming Notes and Examples

Recently I’ve been writing a lot of windows batch files that need to be compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 10. I’ve decided to document some of what I have learned below.

Check if .bat file was ran with elevated privileges WHOAMI /Groups | FIND “12288” >NUL IF ERRORLEVEL 1 ( ECHO This batch . . . → Read More: Windows Batch Programming Notes and Examples

vmfusion cannot write to new drive windows 10

Recently I added a new drive to my Windows 10 VM using VMFusion 10.0.

I was unable to write to it even after making myself owner of it.

After digging in this for a while it appears that VMWare is treating new SCSI drives as USB devices and blocking writing (even though I can format . . . → Read More: vmfusion cannot write to new drive windows 10

Disabling Internet Explorer Security Mode from PowerShell

Internet Explorer Enhanced Security mode can be frustrating to disable. Here is a fast way to disable it.

First open an Administrative PowerShell Window.

Next run the following:

$AdminKey = “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A7-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}” $UserKey = “HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{A509B1A8-37EF-4b3f-8CFC-4F3A74704073}” Set-ItemProperty -Path $AdminKey -Name “IsInstalled” -Value 0 Set-ItemProperty -Path $UserKey -Name “IsInstalled” -Value 0 Stop-Process -Name Explorer . . . → Read More: Disabling Internet Explorer Security Mode from PowerShell

Analyzing Windows Registry Keys on OSX

I’ll be reviewing how to analyze a .reg file for unique values on OSX

Prerequisite

dos2unix will be required

brew install dos2unix Instructions

In this example we will assume you have dumped all of HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ in to a file named software-all.reg

Converting the .reg file to UTF-8

The .reg file must be converted to a . . . → Read More: Analyzing Windows Registry Keys on OSX

Capturing https traffic on a headless server

Recently I needed to view the full HTTP GET and POST methods for a python application hosted on a headless server. I ended up using a tool call mitmproxy. This post will cover getting mitmproxy set up on a linux server and viewing the HTTP GET/POST requests on your local machine via a web interface.

. . . → Read More: Capturing https traffic on a headless server

TheHive Project Cortex IBM Xforce Analyzer is not Working

I kept receiving an “API error” when attempting to run TheHive Project Cortex Analyzer for IBM Xforce.

There is currently a bug that is adding an extra / with every request.

To fix this issue you need to modify this file:

/opt/Cortex-Analyzers/analyzers/IBMXForce

Command to fix the problem:

perl -pi -e ‘s|%s/|%s|g’ /opt/Cortex-Analyzers/analyzers/IBMXForce/ibmxforce_lookup.py

Cortex init.d Script Failure on Centos7

If you install Cortex from Yum on Centos7 you will most likely receive this error:

/etc/init.d/cortex: line 26: /lib/init/vars.sh: No such file or directory

This is the fix:

perl -pi -e ‘s|. /lib/init/vars.sh|[ -r /lib/init/vars.sh ] && . /lib/init/vars.sh|g’ /etc/init.d/cortex perl -pi -e ‘s|. /lib/lsb/init-functions|[ -r /etc/init.d/functions ] && . /etc/init.d/functions|g’ /etc/init.d/cortex

Querying McAfee ePo on End User Machines

Code loop through a range of IPs and query McAfee epo on client machines # Loop through IP address 10.0.0.10 – 10.0.0.20 and print out # the computer name and the agent version echo “” > output; for ((i=10;i<=20;i++)) do # -s Silent Curl # -m 1 Wait no longer than 1 second per host . . . → Read More: Querying McAfee ePo on End User Machines

Add icons to your exported Chrome/Firefox Bookmarks

When you export your bookmarks from Chrome and Firefox the resulting HTML looks pretty plain.

Exported Bookmarks with Icons

To enhance the exported bookmarks file by added icons try the following

perl -i’bak’ -ple ‘s/ ICON=”([^”]+”)>/><img src=”$1″> /’ bookmarks.html

Enhance with CSS

You can further enhance the file using this js fiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/vaj0tted/

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Return AlienVault OSSIM Current Version from Command Line

If you want to return the current AlienVault OSSIM version you are running from a command line try this:

version=$(dpkg -l | grep ossim-cd-tools | awk ‘{print $3}’ | awk -F’-‘ ‘{ print $1 }’) echo $version