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Description

This search looks for spikes in the number of Server Message Block (SMB) traffic connections.

  • Type: Anomaly
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Network_Traffic
  • Last Updated: 2020-07-22
  • Author: David Dorsey, Splunk
  • ID: 7f5fb3e1-4209-4914-90db-0ec21b936378

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1021.002 SMB/Windows Admin Shares Lateral Movement
T1021 Remote Services Lateral Movement
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 8
CVE
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| tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count from datamodel=Network_Traffic where All_Traffic.dest_port=139 OR All_Traffic.dest_port=445 OR All_Traffic.app=smb by _time span=1h, All_Traffic.src 
| `drop_dm_object_name("All_Traffic")` 
| eventstats max(_time) as maxtime 
| stats count as num_data_samples max(eval(if(_time >= relative_time(maxtime, "-70m@m"), count, null))) as count avg(eval(if(_time<relative_time(maxtime, "-70m@m"), count, null))) as avg stdev(eval(if(_time<relative_time(maxtime, "-70m@m"), count, null))) as stdev by src 
| eval upperBound=(avg+stdev*2), isOutlier=if(count > upperBound AND num_data_samples >=50, 1, 0) 
| where isOutlier=1 
| table src count 
| `smb_traffic_spike_filter` 

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that smb_traffic_spike_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
  • All_Traffic.dest_port
  • All_Traffic.app
  • All_Traffic.src

How To Implement

This search requires you to be ingesting your network traffic logs and populating the Network_Traffic data model.

Known False Positives

A file server may experience high-demand loads that could cause this analytic to trigger.

Associated Analytic story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
25.0 50 50 tbd

Reference

Test Dataset

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