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Testing ScaleFT BeyondCorp Secure Remote Access without a VPN

Categories: BeyondCorp, NoVPN, ScaleFT, Security
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Testing ScaleFT access from admin workstation to remote server through remote desktop protocol but without VPN or Remote Desktop Gateway

ScaleFT creates a BeyondCorp secure style access to internal resources without publishing them over VPN or direct connection from the internet

This setup will cover a basic integration between one pc and one server, ScaleFT provides a free version for personal use for up to 5 servers, so this is a large step forward in providing secure access to your resources

Signup at https://www.scaleft.com/ , and there is excellent documentation in place and instant trial access

This is my first go at a BeyondCorp install and so far its looks very good

This is a simple test without the full security integration so no AzureAD or Okta , room for more improvements

Overall process

1 , Register Trial

2 , Setup Client

3 , Create Project

4 , Add Server to Project

5 , Add Permission to Project

6 , Use Secure BeyondCorp access to your internal resources

Protocol available Web Applications, Remote Desktop and SSH

And the Step by Step

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Logging in to the interface there is no clients for now

Adding a client is as simple as downloading and running

sft enroll –team “tenant name”

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ScaleFT does not require local admin rights to function on the machine where access is started form

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Adding the client to the team require authentication , from the initial testing with Edge I saw some issues that needs a bit of time to repro , but running with chrome works

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And we can now see my pc in the portal

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To Enroll a Server we need to create a project

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And then we can go to enrollment tokens to create a token for server to enroll

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Setup token name and save the token

On the server we can install the scaleFT server side tools with powershell

PS C:\ScaleFT> Import-Module .\Install.psm1

PS C:\ScaleFT> Install-ScaleFTServerTools -EnrollmentToken

Downloading https://dist.scaleft.com/server-tools/windows/latest/ScaleFT-Server-Tool

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\tmp1AC.msi is signed by ScaleFT

Starting msiexec on C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\tmp1AC.msi

MSI Log path: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\tmp1AC.log

Removing C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\tmp1AC.msi

Starting Service scaleft-server-tools

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And 2 minutes later we have it installed (on my slow connection)

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And we now have a server to access

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As we deal with zero trust we need to create a group that gives access

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Groups can give either local admin or local user permissions, for this test we will use Admin

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Back to my client and run sft list-servers

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Getting prompted for access to ScaleFT and allowing access

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I can now see my server

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And we try to login

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And in this environment we have locked down NTLM , and ScaleFT proxy through local host so we need to allow that

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And adding local host to NTLM exceptions

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And we can now logon through our tunnel.

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And when we are done working we can issue a sft logout

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And we have a full audit history

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Can you tell if a PC remoted in from a unencrypted machine in your environment ?

So, what does ScaleFT do on our Windows Box to create access and users

After initial authentication we can see ScaleFT creating the admindemo user (that is my ScaleFT user) , adding it to local admin and terminal server users)

time=”2018-07-17T14:13:27+02:00″ level=info msg=”osedit: applying change to system” description=”Creating local user ‘admindemo’ based on user:’1d55549f-d4c9-7adc-2463-3b3414354e7c'” goal=user_create

time=”2018-07-17T14:13:27+02:00″ level=info msg=”osedit: applying change to system” description=”Adding local user ‘admindemo’ to local group ‘Administrators’ based on group:’BUILTIN-A3FC-7CF8FAD6C251′” goal=group_member_add

time=”2018-07-17T14:13:27+02:00″ level=info msg=”osedit: applying change to system” description=”Adding local user ‘admindemo’ to local group ‘Remote Desktop Users’ based on group:’BUILTIN–B750-50F1D33462FE'” goal=group_member_add

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ScaleFT cycles password at each logon so a test from here shows

* Username : WIN-GNM5AES6691\admindemo

* Domain : TERMSRV/127.0.0.1

* Password : C1Vi5JqadyEZjW%HuskZcWM3cI3JkXOPDx#JApF3HvgB#%ZxpMZ3D4wBKPGdcT4n

And after next logon

* Username : WIN-GNM5AES6691\admindemo

* Domain : TERMSRV/127.0.0.1

* Password : i7GYIDBh%[email protected]

So that looks good

Adding OpenLiveWriter to a DeviceGuard Protected Machine

Categories: Device Guard, Security
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I wanted to add OpenLiveWriter to my pc but since its protected by device guard it required a few additional steps

Following Matt Graeber (@mattifestation http://www.exploit-monday.com/2016/12/updating-device-guard-code-integrity.html guide to merging policies i ended up with the folowing

PS C:\Windows\system32> $OpenLiveWriter = Get-SystemDriver -ScanPath ‘C:\Users\FR\AppData\Local\OpenLiveWriter’ –UserPEsimage

Scanning the install directory

New-CIPolicy -FilePath OpenLiveWriter.xml -DriverFiles $OpenLiveWriter -Level PUBLISHER -UserPEs

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“Unable to generate rules for all scanned files at the requested level.  A list of files not covered by the current policy can be found at C:\
Users\Flemming Riis\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpD089tmp.  If it is safe to not include these files, no action needs to be taken, otherwise a more c
omplete policy may be created using the -fallback switch”

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First run was with publisher , but the majority of the files isn’t signed so i changed the policy to HASH , this laves a issue with autoupdate so the icon was changed to openlivewriter.exe instead of the update.exe

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We now end up with a rather large list of allowed files

And putting it all together

$MasterRuleXml = ‘BASE.xml’ (this was my T460s baseline)

$OpenLiveWriter = Get-SystemDriver -ScanPath ‘C:\Users\FR\AppData\Local\OpenLiveWriter’ -UserPEs

New-CIPolicy -FilePath OpenLiveWriter.xml -DriverFiles $OpenLiveWriter -Level HASH -UserPEs

$OpenLiveWriterRules = New-CIPolicyRule -DriverFiles $OpenLiveWriter -Level HASH

Merge-CIPolicy -OutputFilePath FinalPolicy.xml -PolicyPaths $MasterRuleXml -Rules $OpenLiveWriterRules

ConvertFrom-CIPolicy -XmlFilePath .\FinalPolicy.xml -BinaryFilePath SIPolicy.p7b

And after a reboot i can now run openlivewriter on my device guard protected pc Smile


Count your Domain Controllers Often and Always

Categories: Active Directory, AD, Advanced Threat Analytics, ATA, Security
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Had a talk the other day with a friend around domain controllers , we talked about how fast many orgs would actually detect a new domain controller , and if they did how fast

As this is a normal operation its not flagged by ATA , but it would be a very nice feature to add ( as far as i can see , this is a new install so no 30 days ML with admin behavior) , ATA should detect a admin logging on to a new server but need to test on a aged system

There is most likely a lot of eventlog hints of new domain controllers added need to examine for them also

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Adding a new domain controller

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We can see the new object as domain controller

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Adding Domain Controllers Group to Sensitive Groups could h

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So we could get a report like this if a DC was added could be a very good feature

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Or list domain controllers not monitored by ATA

Detecting Domain Controllers being added

One method could be to use @LazyWinAdm 

https://github.com/lazywinadmin/Monitor-ADGroupMembership

Running

.\Monitor-ADGroupMembership.ps1 -group “Domain Controllers” -Emailfrom [email protected] -Emailto “[email protected]” -EmailServer 10.0.0.51 –Verbose

on a rapid schedule

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First run find the now 2 domain controllers

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And we will now get a email alart when a new domain controller is added or removed

Building a secure workstation one step at a time Part1

Categories: Device Guard, Security, Windows 10
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Been trying to spend more time on device security and have been using device guard to lock down a admin workstation and servers

I am follow the examples from Matt’s post on merging baseline with new policy’s

http://www.exploit-monday.com/2016/12/updating-device-guard-code-integrity.html

If you dont follow @mattifestation Matt Graeber start now his work published on device guard is gold

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Code Integrity determined that a process (\Device\HarddiskVolume4\Windows\explorer.exe) attempted to load \Device\HarddiskVolume4\Source\PUTTY.EXE that did not meet the Enterprise signing level requirements.

So i wanted to add putty to my base policy

$Putty = Get-SystemDriver -ScanPath ‘C:\Source’ –UserPEs

New-CIPolicy -FilePath Putty.xml -DriverFiles $Putty -Level HASH -UserPEs

$MasterRuleXml = ‘FinalPolicy.xml’

$PuttyRules = New-CIPolicyRule -DriverFiles $Putty -Level Publisher

Merge-CIPolicy -OutputFilePath FinalPolicy_Merged.xml -PolicyPaths $MasterRuleXml -Rules $PuttyRules

ConvertFrom-CIPolicy -XmlFilePath .\FinalPolicy_Merged.xml -BinaryFilePath SIPolicy.p7b

Following the example on Matt’s blog post i wanted to try to add putty just on a file hash level , this will lock the policy down to this version only adding overhead when new released are out , but since putty isnt updated that often i will continue with file hash

It seems that going forward config manager can help with this , going to be exiting to see

This end up with the following xml that can will be merged into our policy file and applied at next reboot

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
<SiPolicy xmlns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:sipolicy”>
   <VersionEx>10.0.0.0</VersionEx>
   <PolicyTypeID>{A244370E-44C9-4C06-B551-F6016E563076}</PolicyTypeID>
   <PlatformID>{2E07F7E4-194C-4D20-B7C9-6F44A6C5A234}</PlatformID>
   <Rules>
     <Rule>
       <Option>Enabled:Unsigned System Integrity Policy</Option>
     </Rule>
     <Rule>
       <Option>Enabled:Audit Mode</Option>
     </Rule>
     <Rule>
       <Option>Enabled:Advanced Boot Options Menu</Option>
     </Rule>
     <Rule>
       <Option>Required:Enforce Store Applications</Option>
     </Rule>
     <Rule>
       <Option>Enabled:UMCI</Option>
     </Rule>
   </Rules>
   <!–EKUS–>
   <EKUs />
   <!–File Rules–>
   <FileRules>
     <Allow ID=”ID_ALLOW_A_1″ FriendlyName=”C:\Source\PUTTY.EXE Hash Sha1″ Hash=”AB51FE77E5DB6A1979EEB6DFA6957613945F5562″ />
     <Allow ID=”ID_ALLOW_A_2″ FriendlyName=”C:\Source\PUTTY.EXE Hash Sha256″ Hash=”03EE66107D104F8ACA6E376D8B274ADF0D671A4D44F0549B6D83B775C0B21AAB” />
     <Allow ID=”ID_ALLOW_A_3″ FriendlyName=”C:\Source\PUTTY.EXE Hash Page Sha1″ Hash=”736A707BFBB80DFE3EE4259DF8BCD078B505BB4A” />
     <Allow ID=”ID_ALLOW_A_4″ FriendlyName=”C:\Source\PUTTY.EXE Hash Page Sha256″ Hash=”0843BA10DA94FC68065EA9B1FD53857106194E458FBF203948628A0EB3C539E3″ />
   </FileRules>
   <!–Signers–>
   <Signers />
   <!–Driver Signing Scenarios–>
   <SigningScenarios>
     <SigningScenario Value=”131″ ID=”ID_SIGNINGSCENARIO_DRIVERS_1″ FriendlyName=”Auto generated policy on 05-07-2017″>
       <ProductSigners />
     </SigningScenario>
     <SigningScenario Value=”12″ ID=”ID_SIGNINGSCENARIO_WINDOWS” FriendlyName=”Auto generated policy on 05-07-2017″>
       <ProductSigners>
         <FileRulesRef>
           <FileRuleRef RuleID=”ID_ALLOW_A_1″ />
           <FileRuleRef RuleID=”ID_ALLOW_A_2″ />
           <FileRuleRef RuleID=”ID_ALLOW_A_3″ />
           <FileRuleRef RuleID=”ID_ALLOW_A_4″ />
         </FileRulesRef>
       </ProductSigners>
     </SigningScenario>
   </SigningScenarios>
   <UpdatePolicySigners />
   <CiSigners />
   <HvciOptions>0</HvciOptions>
</SiPolicy>

So after reboot and policy applied

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We now have a working putty

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But since the author certificate wasnt whitelisted we cant run other tools , this was meant as a example on filehash vs certificate not due to lack of trust from Simon Tatham


Protecting your assets with Windows Server 2016 Device Guard Part1

Categories: AppLocker, Backup, Device Guard, Hyper-V, Security, Veeam
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With Windows Server 2016 we get device guard https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/windows-server-security

Enhance the protection of your applications on-premises or running in the cloud. Help ensure only trusted software runs on the server with Device Guard.

This means that we can now create policies on what are allowed to run on our servers in a more secure way than we know from applocker on desktops

In this example we have a Windows Server 2016 with Veeam installed and we want to protect against rouge applications / ransomware (this is not a veeam problem but just used as a example)

First off we block SMB in the firewall so don’t have a risk from a compromised workstation.

To get started with device guard i highly suggest the blogs from Matt Graeber @mattifestation / http://www.exploit-monday.com

A big thank you to Matt for posting his amazing content online

Windows Device Guard Code Integrity Policy Reference

http://www.exploit-monday.com/2016/12/updating-device-guard-code-integrity.html

Device Guard Code Integrity Policy Auditing Methodology

I have been following his guidelines on merging different policy’s to allow Veeam to function under the lockdown of the host

This post will show the start and the end result of the policy and additional post will show anything in between , its not a five minute now everything is working plan , there are mutiple issues with application spawning scripts and dynamic unsigned applications , but for many workloads this is very fast to get start with and give a very high return on time used

Following the procedure for whitelisting , i found that all of Veeam’s own binarys was signed with a few different certificates to they was easy to add to the policy

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That left some files that looks to be from 3rd parties that wasn’t signed they have been added to the allow list on a file hash level , this means when there is new update our for veeam we need to add any updated files to the policy and reapply it

On the server running veeam we enabled device guard

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Select a policy file that will be generated from the xml file with rules , from a security point of view anyone locally on the box can change the policy file so ACL needs to apply if logged on the box , or move to default system32 and for added security the policy can be signed

So with our policy applied and server rebooted , we have a functioning veeam and windows install

Now imagine a few the steps you have to go though to loose your data

1 , Logon on the veeam server

2, Open outlook is installed of some odd reason / Open webmail (if the server have internet acess for some off reason)

3,

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Download the odd worded email , click on the hml link that downloads a zip file and have a java script inside

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Ignore the warning and click once more

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and a few seconds later we have encrypted all our files including the backup data (bypassing both local defender client and firewall scanning)

Again the numbers of crazy decisions you have to go though to get this far is crazy, and still we see it

So what happends on our device guard protected server

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We do the same as before

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But with a different result

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And we can see that device guard prevented the script from running and saving the day