Windows PowerShell Export Certificate
The following analytic identifies the PowerShell Cmdlet export-certificate utilizing Script Block Logging. This particular behavior is related to an adversary attempting to steal certificates local to the Windows endpoint within the Certificate Store.
- Type: Anomaly
Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Last Updated: 2023-02-01
- Author: Michael Haag, Splunk
- ID: 5e38ded4-c964-41f4-8cb6-4a1a53c6929f
Kill Chain Phase
- Actions on Objectives
- CIS 3
- CIS 5
- CIS 16
1 2 3 4 5 6 `powershell` EventCode=4104 ScriptBlockText IN ("*export-certificate*") | rename Computer as dest | stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by EventCode ScriptBlockText dest user_id | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `windows_powershell_export_certificate_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
windows_powershell_export_certificate_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 analytic, you will need to enable PowerShell Script Block Logging on some or all endpoints. Additional setup here https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/UBA/188.8.131.52/GetDataIn/AddPowerShell#Configure_module_logging_for_PowerShell.
Known False Positives
It is possible administrators or scripts may run these commands, filtering may be required.
Associated Analytic Story
|36.0||60||60||A PowerShell Cmdlet related to exporting a Certificate was ran on $dest$, attempting to export a certificate.|
The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.
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