This search looks for the creation or deletion of hidden shares using net.exe.
- Type: TTP
- Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Datamodel: Endpoint- Datasource: Splunk Add-on for Sysmon
- Last Updated: 2020-09-16
- Author: Bhavin Patel, Splunk
- ID: 743a322c-9a68-4a0f-9c17-85d9cce2a27c
Kill Chain Phase
- Actions on Objectives
- CIS 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count values(Processes.user) as user values(Processes.parent_process) as parent_process min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where `process_net` by Processes.process Processes.process_name Processes.original_file_name Processes.dest | `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | search process=*share* | `create_or_delete_windows_shares_using_net_exe_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
Note that create_or_delete_windows_shares_using_net_exe_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.
How To Implement
To successfully implement this search you need to be ingesting information on process that include the name of the process responsible for the changes from your endpoints into the
Endpoint datamodel in the
Processes node. In addition, confirm the latest CIM App 4.20 or higher is installed and the latest TA for the endpoint product.
Known False Positives
Administrators often leverage net.exe to create or delete network shares. You should verify that the activity was intentional and is legitimate.
Associated Analytic story
|25.0||50||50||An instance of $parent_process_name$ spawning $process_name$ was identified on endpoint $dest$ by user $user$ enumerating Windows file shares.|
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