Detect Mimikatz Using Loaded Images
THIS IS A DEPRECATED DETECTION
This detection has been marked deprecated by the Splunk Threat Research team. This means that it will no longer be maintained or supported.
This search looks for reading loaded Images unique to credential dumping with Mimikatz. Deprecated because mimikatz libraries changed and very noisy sysmon Event Code.
- Type: TTP
Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Last Updated: 2019-12-03
- Author: Patrick Bareiss, Splunk
- ID: 29e307ba-40af-4ab2-91b2-3c6b392bbba0
Kill Chain Phase
- CIS 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 `sysmon` EventCode=7 | stats values(ImageLoaded) as ImageLoaded values(ProcessId) as ProcessId by Computer, Image | search ImageLoaded=*WinSCard.dll ImageLoaded=*cryptdll.dll ImageLoaded=*hid.dll ImageLoaded=*samlib.dll ImageLoaded=*vaultcli.dll | rename Computer as dest | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `detect_mimikatz_using_loaded_images_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
detect_mimikatz_using_loaded_images_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.
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How To Implement
This search needs Sysmon Logs and a sysmon configuration, which includes EventCode 7 with powershell.exe. This search uses an input macro named
sysmon. We strongly recommend that you specify your environment-specific configurations (index, source, sourcetype, etc.) for Windows Sysmon logs. Replace the macro definition with configurations for your Splunk environment. The search also uses a post-filter macro designed to filter out known false positives.
Known False Positives
Other tools can import the same DLLs. These tools should be part of a whitelist. False positives may be present with any process that authenticates or uses credentials, PowerShell included. Filter based on parent process.
Associated Analytic Story
- Credential Dumping
- Detect Zerologon Attack
- Cloud Federated Credential Abuse
- DarkSide Ransomware
- CISA AA22-257A
- CISA AA22-264A
- CISA AA22-320A
- Sandworm Tools
|64.0||80||80||A process, $Image$, has loaded $ImageLoaded$ that are typically related to credential dumping on $Computer$. Review for further details.|
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