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Description

This search looks for new commands from each user role.

  • Type: Anomaly
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Change
  • Last Updated: 2020-09-04
  • Author: David Dorsey, Splunk
  • ID: 2181ad1f-1e73-4d0c-9780-e8880482a08f

Annotations

ATT&CK

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1078 Valid Accounts Defense Evasion, Persistence, Privilege Escalation, Initial Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • ID.AM
CIS20
  • CIS 1
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| tstats earliest(_time) as firstTime, latest(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Change where All_Changes.user_type=AssumedRole AND All_Changes.status=success by All_Changes.user, All_Changes.command All_Changes.object 
| `drop_dm_object_name("All_Changes")` 
| lookup previously_seen_cloud_api_calls_per_user_role user as user, command as command OUTPUT firstTimeSeen, enough_data 
| eventstats max(enough_data) as enough_data 
| where enough_data=1 
| eval firstTimeSeenUserApiCall=min(firstTimeSeen) 
| where isnull(firstTimeSeenUserApiCall) OR firstTimeSeenUserApiCall > relative_time(now(),"-24h@h") 
| table firstTime, user, object, command 
|`security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)`
| `cloud_api_calls_from_previously_unseen_user_roles_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: cloud_api_calls_from_previously_unseen_user_roles_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Lookups

The SPL above uses the following Lookups:

Supported Add-on (TA)

List of Splunk Add-on’s tested to work with the analytic.

Required fields

List of fields required to use this analytic.

  • _time
  • All_Changes.user
  • All_Changes.user_type
  • All_Changes.status
  • All_Changes.command
  • All_Changes.object

How To Implement

You must be ingesting your cloud infrastructure logs from your cloud provider. You should run the baseline search Previously Seen Cloud API Calls Per User Role - Initial to build the initial table of user roles, commands, and times. You must also enable the second baseline search Previously Seen Cloud API Calls Per User Role - Update to keep this table up to date and to age out old data. You can adjust the time window for this search by updating the cloud_api_calls_from_previously_unseen_user_roles_activity_window macro. You can also provide additional filtering for this search by customizing the cloud_api_calls_from_previously_unseen_user_roles_filter

Known False Positives

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Associated Analytic Story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
36.0 60 60 User $user$ of type AssumedRole attempting to execute new API calls $command$ that have not been seen before

:information_source: The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.

Reference

Test Dataset

Replay any dataset to Splunk Enterprise by using our replay.py tool or the UI. Alternatively you can replay a dataset into a Splunk Attack Range

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