This search looks for processes launched from files that have double extensions in the file name. This is typically done to obscure the “real” file extension and make it appear as though the file being accessed is a data file, as opposed to executable content.
- Type: TTP
- Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Datamodel: Endpoint- Datasource: Splunk Add-on for Sysmon
- Last Updated: 2020-11-18
- Author: Rico Valdez, Splunk
- ID: b06a555e-dce0-417d-a2eb-28a5d8d66ef7
Kill Chain Phase
- Actions on Objectives
- CIS 3
- CIS 8
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 = *.doc.exe OR Processes.process = *.htm.exe OR Processes.process = *.html.exe OR Processes.process = *.txt.exe OR Processes.process = *.pdf.exe OR Processes.process = *.doc.exe by Processes.dest Processes.user Processes.process Processes.parent_process | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` | `execution_of_file_with_multiple_extensions_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
Note that execution_of_file_with_multiple_extensions_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 must be ingesting data that records process activity from your hosts to populate the endpoint data model in the processes node.
Known False Positives
Associated Analytic story
|56.0||80||70||process $process$ have double extensions in the file name is executed on $dest$ by $user$|
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