What is WUDFHost.exe?

WUDFHost.exe is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the WUDFHost.exe version information.

WUDFHost.exe's description is "Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process"

WUDFHost.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows.

WUDFHost.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Windows\System32\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on WUDFHost.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process
Internal nameWUDFHost.exe
Original filenameWUDFHost.exe.mui
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version10.0.18362.1
File version10.0.18362.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)

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

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionWindows Driver Foundation - User-mod..
Internal nameWUDFHost.exe
Original filenameWUDFHost.exe.mui
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version10.0.18362.1
File version10.0.18362.1 (WinBuild.160101.0800)

Digital signatures [?]

WUDFHost.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMicrosoft Windows
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Production PCA 2011
Certificate serial number330000023241fb59996dcc4dff000000000232

VirusTotal report

None of the 72 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the WUDFHost.exe file.

None of the 72 anti-virus programs detected the WUDFHost.exe file.

Sandbox Report

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

Summary

ERROR: Failed to execute process.

Generic

[
    {
        "process_path": "C:\\Windows\\System32\\lsass.exe",
        "process_name": "lsass.exe",
        "pid": 476,
        "summary": {},
        "first_seen": 1585309985.328125,
        "ppid": 376
    }
]

Signatures

[
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "This executable has a PDB path",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "pdb_path",
                "ioc": "WUDFHost.pdb",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "has_pdb"
    },
    {
        "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": ".didat",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_features"
    },
    {
        "markcount": 1,
        "families": [],
        "description": "The file contains an unknown PE resource name possibly indicative of a packer",
        "severity": 1,
        "marks": [
            {
                "category": "resource name",
                "ioc": "MUI",
                "type": "ioc",
                "description": null
            }
        ],
        "references": [],
        "name": "pe_unknown_resource_name"
    }
]

Yara

The Yara rules did not detect anything in the file.

Network

{
    "tls": [],
    "udp": [
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1098,
            "time": 4.130508899688721,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 53595
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1426,
            "time": 4.635413885116577,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 54255
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "224.0.0.252",
            "offset": 1754,
            "time": 2.995271921157837,
            "dport": 5355,
            "sport": 55314
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 2082,
            "time": 4.646528005599976,
            "dport": 1900,
            "sport": 1900
        },
        {
            "src": "192.168.56.101",
            "dst": "239.255.255.250",
            "offset": 3174,
            "time": 4.1515419483184814,
            "dport": 3702,
            "sport": 49152
        }
    ],
    "dns_servers": [],
    "http": [],
    "icmp": [],
    "smtp": [],
    "tcp": [],
    "smtp_ex": [],
    "mitm": [],
    "hosts": [],
    "pcap_sha256": "5f84d69547ef044c7f97aa4ca26e5d22ec5d271659d8b334b871801b48b1f320",
    "dns": [],
    "http_ex": [],
    "domains": [],
    "dead_hosts": [],
    "sorted_pcap_sha256": "5a296366ff83e579a21e134ca031bc5c308762353069db1508ef30df2d7ea6ae",
    "irc": [],
    "https_ex": []
}

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TCP/UDP Listening Ports [?]

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

PortProtocol# Occurrences
1540TCP v41

Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD590b9369f6e13cb377abbe500618be66d
SHA2568fe1e68d6ea8c270e81ee2ac71fcae54be037875977995d6793629b175d9cb8d

Error Messages

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

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

wudfhost.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.

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Host Process has stopped working.

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

wudfhost.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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