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Does MBAE or MBAM block files attempting to open a reverse shell


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Does MBAE or MBAM block files attempting to open a reverse shell, or is this outside the scope of the software?

From the following post, an exploit is labeled as "The exploit shellcode then runs some special instructions called payload."



I validated that MBAM blocked a reverse shell created by msfvenom

This results in a packed exe that when executed on windows, it's detected as Trojan.Malpack: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/trojan-malpack/

From the description, this makes sense as I believe msfvendom creates a packed PE.


In the case of a simple netcat reverse shell, this isn't blocked in my test.

I'm also able to create a simple .bat file and execute this without issues. I'm also able to upload and download this .bat file with this reverse shell code inside.

I realize this isn't exploiting a vulnerability, but this is a common payload used to gain access in the wild.


Malwarebytes version:


I also validated using Process Explorer I have mbae64.dll files injected into my firefox.exe processes.

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