What is SocketHeciServer.exe?

SocketHeciServer.exe is part of Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface and developed by Intel(R) Corporation according to the SocketHeciServer.exe version information.

SocketHeciServer.exe's description is "Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface"

SocketHeciServer.exe is digitally signed by Intel(R) Trust Services.

SocketHeciServer.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\iCLS\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on SocketHeciServer.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameIntel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface
Company nameIntel(R) Corporation
File descriptionIntel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface
Internal nameSocketHeciServer
Original filenameSocketHeciServer.exe
Legal copyright(C) Copyright Intel(R) Corporation
Product version1.52.230.1
File version1.52.230.1

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

Product nameIntel(R) Capability Licensing Servic..
Company nameIntel(R) Corporation
File descriptionIntel(R) Capability Licensing Servic..
Internal nameSocketHeciServer
Original filenameSocketHeciServer.exe
Legal copyright(C) Copyright Intel(R) Corporation
Product version1.52.230.1
File version1.52.230.1

Digital signatures [?]

SocketHeciServer.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameIntel(R) Trust Services
Certificate issuer nameIntel External Issuing CA 7B
Certificate serial number560000088689efb89169c165b1000000000886

VirusTotal report

None of the 70 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the SocketHeciServer.exe file.

None of the 70 anti-virus programs detected the SocketHeciServer.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

Successfully executed process in sandbox.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1575298384.34375,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The executable contains unknown PE section names indicative of a packer (could be a false positive)",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "section",
                "ioc": ".gfids",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    }
]

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": 3.0780770778656006,
            "dport": 137,
            "sport": 137
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5074,
            "time": 3.018627882003784,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 51001
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5402,
            "time": 1.0149779319763184,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 5730,
            "time": 3.028136968612671,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53848
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 6058,
            "time": 1.5179860591888428,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 6386,
            "time": -0.10026812553405762,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 6714,
            "time": 1.5465400218963623,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 15396,
            "time": 1.0504279136657715,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 19588,
            "time": 3.1090691089630127,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 53598
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "2a8adddd75ed63cc79af36ae3b4a077975a42a476fca295e6d96fd79a0883eb1",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "9a9edd60197c0bd3b61faaacdd1c48a7bd68ed0b68ce6b5bf81367f6bdfe74d3",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

Screenshots

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TCP/UDP Listening Ports [?]

SocketHeciServer.exe has been reported to listen on the following TCP/UDP ports.

PortProtocol# Occurrences
50058TCP v41

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD518757c6dc07cdd97f7e78a3b77c1cad1
SHA256980f509e96c1c8a779c76572d50832135e70af9a070169b606432a3e17490e45

Error Messages

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

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

socketheciserver.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.

Intel(R) Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface has stopped working.

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

socketheciserver.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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