What is SEDService.exe?

SEDService.exe is part of Sophos Endpoint Defense and developed by Sophos Limited according to the SEDService.exe version information.

SEDService.exe's description is "Sophos Endpoint Defense Software"

SEDService.exe is digitally signed by Sophos Ltd.

SEDService.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Sophos\Endpoint Defense\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about SEDService.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on SEDService.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameSophos Endpoint Defense
Company nameSophos Limited
File descriptionSophos Endpoint Defense Software
Internal nameSophos Endpoint Defense Service
Original filenameSEDService.exe
CommentsSophos Endpoint Defense Service
Legal copyrightCopyright 1989-2019 Sophos Limited.
Legal trademarkSophos Endpoint Defense, the Sophos name and Sophos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of "Sophos Limited
Product version2.1.3.26
File version2.1.3.26

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameSophos Endpoint Defense
Company nameSophos Limited
File descriptionSophos Endpoint Defense Software
Internal nameSophos Endpoint Defense Service
Original filenameSEDService.exe
CommentsSophos Endpoint Defense Service
Legal copyrightCopyright 1989-2019 Sophos Limited.
Legal trademarkSophos Endpoint Defense, the Sophos ..
Product version2.1.3.26
File version2.1.3.26

Digital signatures [?]

SEDService.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameSophos Ltd
Certificate issuer nameDigiCert Assured ID Code Signing CA-1
Certificate serial number01b376edf27f52af01ef55d5d3859d39

VirusTotal report

None of the 69 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SEDService.exe file.

None of the 69 anti-virus programs detected the SEDService.exe file.

Sandbox Report

The following information was gathered by executing the file inside Cuckoo Sandbox.

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Summary

{
    "file_recreated": [
        "\\Device\\KsecDD"
    ],
    "regkey_opened": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Sophos Endpoint Defense Service",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\ProfileList",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion"
    ],
    "regkey_read": [
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\ProgramFilesDir (x86)",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\ProgramFilesDir",
        "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\ProfileList\\ProgramData"
    ],
    "dll_loaded": [
        "kernel32",
        "bcrypt.dll"
    ],
    "file_failed": [
        "C:\\ProgramData\\Sophos\\Endpoint Defense\\Logs\\seds.log"
    ]
}

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Users\\cuck\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\856927181f4351f8cc58e21269355d1138c30bcc79073cbf081b4a806a59adb9.bin",
        "process_name": "856927181f4351f8cc58e21269355d1138c30bcc79073cbf081b4a806a59adb9.bin",
        "pid": 2740,
        "summary": {
            "file_recreated": [
                "\\Device\\KsecDD"
            ],
            "regkey_opened": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Sophos Endpoint Defense Service",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\ProfileList",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion"
            ],
            "regkey_read": [
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\ProgramFilesDir (x86)",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\GRE_Initialize\\DisableMetaFiles",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\ProgramFilesDir",
                "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\ProfileList\\ProgramData"
            ],
            "dll_loaded": [
                "kernel32",
                "bcrypt.dll"
            ],
            "file_failed": [
                "C:\\ProgramData\\Sophos\\Endpoint Defense\\Logs\\seds.log"
            ]
        },
        "first_seen": 1574365986.6875,
        "ppid": 2892
    },
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1574365986.4375,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Queries for the computername",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "call": {
                    "category": "misc",
                    "status": 1,
                    "stacktrace": [],
                    "api": "GetComputerNameA",
                    "return_value": 1,
                    "arguments": {
                        "computer_name": "CUCKPC"
                    },
                    "time": 1574365557.300771,
                    "tid": 2436,
                    "flags": {}
                },
                "pid": 2740,
                "type": "call",
                "cid": 64
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "antivm_queries_computername"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "c:\\Build\\build\\win64\\Release\\SEDService\\SEDService.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "Checks for the Locally Unique Identifier on the system for a suspicious privilege",
        "severity": 2,
        "marks": [
            {
                "call": {
                    "category": "system",
                    "status": 1,
                    "stacktrace": [],
                    "api": "LookupPrivilegeValueW",
                    "return_value": 1,
                    "arguments": {
                        "system_name": "",
                        "privilege_name": "SeDebugPrivilege"
                    },
                    "time": 1574365557.331771,
                    "tid": 2436,
                    "flags": {}
                },
                "pid": 2740,
                "type": "call",
                "cid": 190
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "privilege_luid_check"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

{
    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "192.168.56.255",
            "offset": 546,
            "time": 3.0785720348358154,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2018,
            "time": 3.033895969390869,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2346,
            "time": 1.009289026260376,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 2674,
            "time": 3.04384708404541,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3002,
            "time": 1.6345160007476807,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 3330,
            "time": -0.09688305854797363,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 3658,
            "time": 1.5634229183197021,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 8134,
            "time": 1.030310869216919,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 12326,
            "time": 3.1259899139404297,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "c8b01788f73e4310893c2178e0e8e81d77d4536c8dbefc00474aabe89ecd748e",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "232273afed8740486551315b9d98d277f23e513d7acffaae7361ac8b0f799fca",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

Screenshot from the sandbox

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD579ab00ce10ed64702f4cee49edac4f0e
SHA256856927181f4351f8cc58e21269355d1138c30bcc79073cbf081b4a806a59adb9

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to sedservice.exe:

sedservice.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

sedservice.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Sophos Endpoint Defense Software has stopped working.

End Program - sedservice.exe. This program is not responding.

sedservice.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

sedservice.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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