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Description

This search provides detection of an user attaching itself to a different role trust policy. This can be used for lateral movement and escalation of privileges.

  • Type: Hunting
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud

  • Last Updated: 2020-07-27
  • Author: Rod Soto, Splunk
  • ID: 88fc31dd-f331-448c-9856-d3d51dd5d3a1

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1078 Valid Accounts Defense Evasion, Initial Access, Persistence, Privilege Escalation
Kill Chain Phase
  • Exploitation
NIST
CIS20
CVE
1
2
3
4
`aws_cloudwatchlogs_eks` attach policy
| spath requestParameters.policyArn 
| table sourceIPAddress user_access_key userIdentity.arn userIdentity.sessionContext.sessionIssuer.arn eventName errorCode errorMessage status action requestParameters.policyArn userIdentity.sessionContext.attributes.mfaAuthenticated userIdentity.sessionContext.attributes.creationDate  
| `aws_detect_attach_to_role_policy_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that aws_detect_attach_to_role_policy_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required field

  • _time
  • requestParameters.policyArn

How To Implement

You must install splunk AWS add-on and Splunk App for AWS. This search works with cloudwatch logs

Known False Positives

Attach to policy can create a lot of noise. This search can be adjusted to provide specific values to identify cases of abuse (i.e status=failure). The search can provide context for common users attaching themselves to higher privilege policies or even newly created policies.

Associated Analytic story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
25.0 50 50 tbd

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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