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Description

This search looks for PowerShell requesting privileges consistent with credential dumping. Deprecated, looks like things changed from a logging perspective.

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

  • Last Updated: 2019-02-27
  • Author: Rico Valdez, Splunk
  • ID: 98917be2-bfc8-475a-8618-a9bb06575188

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1003.001 LSASS Memory Credential Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • PR.IP
  • PR.AC
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 3
  • CIS 5
  • CIS 16
CVE
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`wineventlog_security` signature_id=4703 Process_Name=*powershell.exe 
| rex field=Message "Enabled Privileges:\s+(?<privs>\w+)\s+Disabled Privileges:" 
| where privs="SeDebugPrivilege" 
| stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by dest, Process_Name, privs, Process_ID, Message 
| rename privs as "Enabled Privilege" 
| rename Process_Name as process 
|  `security_content_ctime(firstTime)`
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `detect_mimikatz_via_powershell_and_eventcode_4703_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that detect_mimikatz_via_powershell_and_eventcode_4703_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
  • signature_id
  • Process_Name
  • Message
  • dest
  • Process_ID

How To Implement

You must be ingesting Windows Security logs. You must also enable the account change auditing here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/7.0.2/Data/MonitorWindowseventlogdata. Additionally, this search requires you to enable your Group Management Audit Logs in your Local Windows Security Policy and to be ingesting those logs. More information on how to enable them can be found here: http://whatevernetworks.com/auditing-group-membership-changes-in-active-directory/. Finally, please make sure that the local administrator group name is “Administrators” to be able to look for the right group membership changes.

Known False Positives

The activity may be legitimate. PowerShell is often used by administrators to perform various tasks, and it’s possible this event could be generated in those cases. In these cases, false positives should be fairly obvious and you may need to tweak the search to eliminate noise.

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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