OneNote Malware With ISO File

We recently stumbled upon this tweet by @Cryptolaemus1 about a malicious OneNote document with an embedded ISO file. Because of our recently released ISO Format package, we thought it would be interesting to analyze this malware sample with Cerbero Suite.

SHA256: 2B0B2A15F00C6EED533C70E89001248A0F2BA6FAE5102E1443D7451A59023516

The unidentified embedded object in the OneNote document is an ISO file.

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Improved ITSF (CHM) Format Support

The upcoming 5.4 version of Cerbero Suite and 2.4 of Cerbero Engine come with improved support for Microsoft’s ITSF (also known as CHM) format.

We also exposed the format to our Python SDK.

The following sample enumerates files in a CHM. The commented out line of code extracts the file data.

from Pro.Core import *
from Pro.ITSF import *

def parseCHM(chm_name):
    c = createContainerFromFile(chm_name)
    obj = ITSFObject()
    if not obj.Load(c):
    if not obj.LoadHeaders() or not obj.DecompressSections():
    n = obj.GetListingEntryCount()
    entry = ITSFDirectoryListingEntry()
    for i in range(n):
        if obj.GetDirectoryListingEntry(i, entry):
            print("name:",, "- size:", entry.size)
            #content = obj.GetFile(entry)

A Fun CTF-Like Malware

From a Twitter post by InQuest, we analyzed an interesting malware:

Encrypted MS Office Document, VBA, Windows Link File (LNK), OLE objects, Windows Help Files (CHM), PNG steganography and Powershell.

SHA256: 46AFA83E0B43FDB9062DD3E5FB7805997C432DD96F09DDF81F2162781DAAF834

The analysis should take about 15-20 minutes in Cerbero Suite.

Highly recommended!

SPOILER ALERT: The images below show all the steps of our analysis.

Info-Tech Storage Format support

The Info-Tech Storage Format (ITSF) is the primary format that has been adopted by Microsoft for online help files since Windows 98. Due to its popularity, it has been used (and exploited) by many other third parties, mostly because of the support provided by documentation utilities like Doxygen.

With the upcoming 0.8.0 release, the Profiler comes with full compatibility for the following file extensions: CHM, CHI, CHQ, CHW, KPD.

InfoTech Storage Format support

Despite the name (Microsoft Compiled HTML Files), the image above shows the Profiler analyzing a CHM containing not only HTML, but also fonts and PDF documents. These files tend to contain a lot of information, and may require you to increase the unpack limit from the settings.