Converts PE so that it can be then injected just like a normal shellcode.
(At the same time, the output file remains to be a valid PE).
Supports both 32 and 64 bit PEs
The goal of this project is to provide a possibility to generate PE files that can be injected with minimal effort. It is inspired by Stephen Fewer's ReflectiveDLLInjection - but the difference is that with pe2shc you can add the reflective loading stub post-compilation. Also, the header of the PE file is modified in such a way, that you can start executing the injected buffer from the very beginning - just like you would do with a shellcode. It will automatically find the stub, and continue loading the full PE.
Download the latest release.
Use recursive clone to get the repo together with all the submodules:
git clone --recursive https://github.com/hasherezade/pe_to_shellcode.git
How to use it
- Use pe2shc.exe to convert a PE of your choice:
pe2shc.exe <path to your PE> [output path*] * - optional
If the PE was successfuly converted, pe2shc will let you know where the output was saved:
[+] Saved to file: <converted file>
[+] Saved to file: test_file.shc.exe
- Use runshc.exe(*) to run the output file and check if the conversion went fine.
runshc.exe <converted file>
(*)Warning: remember to use the version of runshc with a bitness appropriate to your converted application (32 or 64 bit) - otherwise the application will crash!
- If the file runs as the original PE, it confirms that the conversion was successful!
Now you can use the converted PE just like you would use a shellcode: inject it to a target and execute from the beginning of the buffer. No additional PE loaders are required.
At the same time, you can keep using the converted file as a regular PE.