[clamav-users] Match on raw .wsf file?

Kris Deugau kdeugau at vianet.ca
Wed Aug 31 15:16:35 EDT 2016

Kris Deugau wrote:
> Is there a way to force matching on the raw file, or at least control
> the normalization to some degree so that formatting and details in the
> original code aren't lost?

As a complement to that question, is there a way to *force* other
Javascript files to be normalized for matching?  The key problem with
the obfuscation as in the examples I posted is all the ways you can
split those strings, plus all the variations on whitespace in between
the string fragments and operators.


> I've been coming across .wsf files in .zip files, which are essentially
> Javascript wrapped in a very thin wrapper:
> <job><script language="JScript" width=100>
> [insert nasty Javascript here]
> </script></job>
> However, signatures I've created based on the raw file never match, and
> I finally figured out a few months ago that I'd have to use clamscan
> --leave-temps to dig up the normalized text Clam was actually running
> pattern matches against.
> Unfortunately I've just discovered a flaw in this process, in that the
> normalizing process is also stripping off some of the key JS-obfuscation.
> I've posted the raw first ~8 lines of one of these files, and the
> normalized version of that same chunk of text:
> http://deepnet.cx/clamfrags/raw-wsf-01
> http://deepnet.cx/clamfrags/norm-wsf-01
> In this case, one of the key things I'd like to match on is the
> "br"+"o"+"ken" strings in their broken form, but that information is
> wiped away in the normalized version.
> -kgd
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