Linux Find Privilege Escalation
Find is a command-line utility that locates files based on some user-specified criteria and either prints the pathname of each matched object or, if another action is requested, performs that action on each matched object. If sudo right is given to find utility for the user, then the user can run system commands as root and possibly get a root shell.
- Type: Anomaly
- Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Datamodel: Endpoint
- Last Updated: 2022-08-09
- Author: Gowthamaraj Rajendran, Splunk
- ID: 2ff4e0c2-8256-4143-9c07-1e39c7231111
Kill Chain Phase
- CIS 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 | tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where Processes.process="*find*" AND Processes.process="*-exec*" AND Processes.process="*sudo*" by Processes.dest Processes.user Processes.parent_process_name Processes.process_name Processes.process Processes.process_id Processes.parent_process_id Processes.process_guid | `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `linux_find_privilege_escalation_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
linux_find_privilege_escalation_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
To successfully implement this search, you need to be ingesting logs with the process name, parent process, and command-line executions from your endpoints into the Endpoint datamodel. If you are using Sysmon, you can use the Add-on for Linux Sysmon from Splunkbase.
Known False Positives
False positives are present based on automated tooling or system administrative usage. Filter as needed.
Associated Analytic Story
|5.0||10||50||An instance of $parent_process_name$ spawning $process_name$ was identified on endpoint $dest$|
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