This analytic detects a potential suspicious modification of firewall rule allowing to execute specific application. This technique was identified when an adversary and red teams to bypassed firewall file execution restriction in a targetted host. Take note that this event or command can run by administrator during testing or allowing legitimate tool or application.
- Type: Anomaly
- Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Datamodel: Endpoint
- Last Updated: 2021-11-12
- Author: Teoderick Contreras, Splunk
- ID: 9a8f63a8-43ac-11ec-904c-acde48001122
|T1562.004||Disable or Modify System Firewall||Defense Evasion|
|T1562||Impair Defenses||Defense Evasion|
| tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where Processes.process = "*firewall*" Processes.process = "*allowedprogram*" Processes.process = "*add*" Processes.process = "*ENABLE*" by Processes.dest Processes.user Processes.parent_process_name Processes.parent_process Processes.process_name Processes.process Processes.process_id Processes.parent_process_id | `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `firewall_allowed_program_enable_filter`
Associated Analytic Story
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.
Kill Chain Phase
Known False Positives
A network operator or systems administrator may utilize an automated or manual execution of this firewall rule that may generate false positives. Filter as needed.
|25.0||50||50||firewall allowed program commandline $process$ of $process_name$ on $dest$ by $user$|
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