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Description

This search looks for AWS CloudTrail events from AWS Elastic Container Service (ECR). A upload of a new container is normally done from only a few known users. When the user was never seen before, we should have a closer look into the event.

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

  • Last Updated: 2021-08-19
  • Author: Patrick Bareiss, Splunk
  • ID: 300688e4-365c-4486-a065-7c884462b31d

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1204.003 Malicious Image Execution
T1204 User Execution Execution
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • PR.DS
  • PR.AC
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 13
CVE
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`cloudtrail` eventSource=ecr.amazonaws.com eventName=PutImage NOT `aws_ecr_users` 
| rename requestParameters.* as * 
| rename repositoryName AS image 
| eval phase="release" 
| eval severity="high" 
| stats min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by awsRegion, eventName, eventSource, user, userName, src_ip, imageTag, registryId, image, phase, severity 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `aws_ecr_container_upload_unknown_user_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

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

Required field

  • eventSource
  • eventName
  • awsRegion
  • requestParameters.imageTag
  • requestParameters.registryId
  • requestParameters.repositoryName
  • user
  • userName
  • src_ip

How To Implement

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

Known False Positives

unknown

Associated Analytic story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
49.0 70 70 Container uploaded from unknown user $user$

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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