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Description

this search is designed to detect potential malicious process loading COM object to wbemprox.dll,

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2021-06-02
  • Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
  • ID: 9d911ce0-c3be-11eb-b177-acde48001122

Annotations

ATT&CK

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1218 System Binary Proxy Execution Defense Evasion
T1218.003 CMSTP Defense Evasion
Kill Chain Phase
  • Exploitation
NIST
CIS20
CVE
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`sysmon` EventCode=7  ImageLoaded IN ("*\\fastprox.dll", "*\\wbemprox.dll", "*\\wbemcomn.dll") NOT (process_name IN ("wmiprvse.exe", "WmiApSrv.exe", "unsecapp.exe")) NOT(Image IN("*\\windows\\*","*\\program files*", "*\\wbem\\*")) 
| stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by Image ImageLoaded process_name Computer EventCode Signed ProcessId Hashes IMPHASH 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `wbemprox_com_object_execution_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: wbemprox_com_object_execution_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required fields

List of fields required to use this analytic.

  • _time
  • Image
  • ImageLoaded
  • process_name
  • Computer
  • EventCode
  • Signed
  • ProcessId
  • Hashes
  • IMPHASH

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search, you need to be ingesting logs with the process name and imageloaded executions from your endpoints. If you are using Sysmon, you must have at least version 6.0.4 of the Sysmon TA.

Known False Positives

legitimate process that are not in the exception list may trigger this event.

Associated Analytic Story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
35.0 70 50 Suspicious COM Object Execution on $Computer$

:information_source: The Risk Score is calculated by the following formula: Risk Score = (Impact * Confidence/100). Initial Confidence and Impact is set by the analytic author.

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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