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The following analytic leverages Sysmon, a powerful system monitoring and logging tool, to pinpoint instances of the 3CXDesktopApp.exe with a FileVersion of 18.12.x.Recently, 3CX has discovered a vulnerability specifically in versions 18.12.407 and 18.12.416 of the desktop app.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud

  • Last Updated: 2023-03-30
  • Author: Michael Haag, Splunk
  • ID: f2cc1584-46ee-485b-b905-977c067f36de




ID Technique Tactic
T1195.002 Compromise Software Supply Chain Initial Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Delivery
  • DE.CM
  • CIS 10
ID Summary CVSS
CVE-2023-29059 3CX DesktopApp through 18.12.416 has embedded malicious code, as exploited in the wild in March 2023. This affects versions 18.12.407 and 18.12.416 of the 3CX DesktopApp Electron Windows application shipped in Update 7, and versions 18.11.1213, 18.12.402, 18.12.407, and 18.12.416 of the 3CX DesktopApp Electron macOS application. None
`sysmon` (process_name=3CXDesktopApp.exe OR OriginalFileName=3CXDesktopApp.exe)  FileVersion=18.12.* 
| stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by dest, parent_process_name,process_name, OriginalFileName, CommandLine 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)`
| `windows_vulnerable_3cx_software_filter`


The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: windows_vulnerable_3cx_software_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
  • OriginalFileName
  • process_name
  • EventID
  • CommandLine
  • dest
  • parent_process_name

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. If you are using Sysmon, you must have at least version 6.0.4 of the Sysmon TA.

Known False Positives

False positives may be present based on file version, modify the analytic to only look for version between 18.12.407 and 18.12.416 as needed.

Associated Analytic Story


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
90.0 100 90 A known vulnerable instance of 3CX Software $process_name$ ran on $dest$, related to a supply chain attack.

: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.


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