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Description

The malware sunburst will load the malicious dll by SolarWinds.BusinessLayerHost.exe. After a period of 12-14 days, the malware will attempt to resolve a subdomain of avsvmcloud.com. This detections will correlate both events.

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

  • Last Updated: 2020-12-14
  • Author: Patrick Bareiss, Splunk
  • ID: 701a8740-e8db-40df-9190-5516d3819787

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1203 Exploitation for Client Execution Execution
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 6
  • CIS 8
CVE
1
2
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7
8
(`sysmon` EventCode=7 ImageLoaded=*SolarWinds.Orion.Core.BusinessLayer.dll) OR (`sysmon` EventCode=22 QueryName=*avsvmcloud.com) 
| eventstats dc(EventCode) AS dc_events 
| where dc_events=2 
| stats min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime values(ImageLoaded) AS ImageLoaded values(QueryName) AS QueryName by host 
| rename host as dest 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)`
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `sunburst_correlation_dll_and_network_event_filter` 

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that sunburst_correlation_dll_and_network_event_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.

Required field

  • _time
  • EventCode
  • ImageLoaded
  • QueryName

How To Implement

This detection relies on sysmon logs with the Event ID 7, Driver loaded. Please tune your sysmon config that you DriverLoad event for SolarWinds.Orion.Core.BusinessLayer.dll is captured by Sysmon. Additionally, you need sysmon logs for Event ID 22, DNS Query. We suggest to run this detection at least once a day over the last 14 days.

Known False Positives

unknown

Associated Analytic story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
25.0 50 50 tbd

Reference

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