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CB Response: Is the cb.exe process supposed to update the hosts file on a Windows OS endpoint?

CB Response: Is the cb.exe process supposed to update the hosts file on a Windows OS endpoint?

Environment

  • CB Response Windows Sensor: All Versions
  • Microsoft Windows OS: All Supported Versions

Question

Is the cb.exe process supposed to update the hosts file on a Windows OS endpoint?

Answer

Yes. The cb.exe process has the rights and ability to update the C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts file by default.

Additional Notes

The IP added to the hosts file is the IP of the CB Response server master node. This comes from the URL value specified in the Sensor Group settings.

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‎09-09-2020
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