Revoke Compromised Solarwinds Certificate
Following the recent Solarwinds incident, it is a common view that the impacted certificate should be revoked. This is currently planned, but not until February 22nd per this advisory: https://status.solarwindsmsp.com/2020/12/18/update-digital-certificate-revocation-date-change/
Some parties have recommended using the existing certificate as an IOC: https://github.com/fireeye/sunburst_countermeasures/pull/3
Manually revoking the certificate
In order to be more proactive, this script will allow you to revoke the certificate immediately. In order to ensure its content can be independently verified, I do not ship any executables or certificates themselves. Accordingly, running this script starts by downloading the free "Azure Cost Calculator" (~90MB download) from Solarwinds. This is a non malicious file, signed by the impacted code signing certificate.
In a larger network you would be much better served with a Group Policy Object to automate this process. However, you may wish to start with this script to most easily obtain the certificate to revoke.
From an Administrative Powershell session, run the script
RevokeSolar.ps1 from a temporary directory. Once completed the script and the file it creates in that temporary directory may be deleted.
Windows does not always outright block an executable with a revoked certificate. However, UAC will always deny execution "as administrator". You can find this documented here:
If you would like to test this as a standard user, you may need to wait a while due to OCSP caching. After which, running the executable should present you a less firm, but still unskippable block message: