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Description

The following analytic identifies a ComputerAccount requesting a Kerberos Ticket. typically, a user account requests a Kerberos ticket. This behavior was identified with KrbUpRelay, but additional Kerberos attacks have exhibited similar behavior.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2022-04-27
  • Author: Michael Haag, Splunk
  • ID: fb3b2bb3-75a4-4279-848a-165b42624770

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1558 Steal or Forge Kerberos Tickets Credential Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 3
  • CIS 5
  • CIS 16
CVE
1
2
3
4
5
`wineventlog_security`  EventCode=4768 Account_Name="*$"  src_ip!="::1" 
| stats  count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by dest, subject, action, Supplied_Realm_Name, user, Account_Name, src_ip 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `windows_computer_account_requesting_kerberos_ticket_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that windows_computer_account_requesting_kerberos_ticket_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
  • dest
  • subject
  • action
  • Supplied_Realm_Name
  • user
  • Account_Name
  • src_ip

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search, you need to be ingesting Windows Security Event Logs with 4768 EventCode enabled. The Windows TA is also required.

Known False Positives

It is possible false positives will be present based on third party applications. Filtering may be needed.

Associated Analytic story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
35.0 50 70 A Computer Account requested a Kerberos ticket on $dest$, possibly indicative of Kerberos relay attack.

Reference

Test Dataset

Replay any dataset to Splunk Enterprise by using our replay.py tool or the UI. Alternatively you can replay a dataset into a Splunk Attack Range

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