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Description

This search looks for processes launched from files with at least five spaces in the name before the extension. This is typically done to obfuscate the file extension by pushing it outside of the default view.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2020-11-19
  • Author: Rico Valdez, Splunk
  • ID: ab0353e6-a956-420b-b724-a8b4846d5d5a

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1036.003 Rename System Utilities Defense Evasion
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • DE.CM
  • PR.PT
  • PR.IP
CIS20
  • CIS 3
  • CIS 8
CVE
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2
3
4
5
6
| tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count values(Processes.process_path) as process_path min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where Processes.process = "*     .*" by Processes.dest Processes.user Processes.process Processes.process_name 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)`
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` 
| `execution_of_file_with_spaces_before_extension_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that execution_of_file_with_spaces_before_extension_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
  • Processes.process_path
  • Processes.process
  • Processes.dest
  • Processes.user
  • Processes.process_name

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search, you must be ingesting data that records process activity from your hosts to populate the endpoint data model in the processes node. If you are using Sysmon, you must have at least version 6.0.4 of the Sysmon TA.

Known False Positives

None identified.

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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