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The given analytic is designed to detect the exploitation of CVE-2023-35078, a vulnerability in Ivanti Endpoint Manager Mobile (EPMM) affecting versions up to 11.4. Specifically, the query searches web logs for HTTP requests to the potentially vulnerable endpoint "/mifs/aad/api/v2/authorized/users?*" with a successful status code of 200. This analytic is instrumental in detecting unauthorized remote access to restricted functionalities or resources within the application, a behavior worth identifying for a Security Operations Center (SOC). By monitoring specific patterns and successful access indicators, it reveals an active attempt to exploit the vulnerability, potentially leading to data theft, unauthorized modifications, or further system compromise. If successfully executed, the impact can be severe, necessitating immediate action.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Web
  • Last Updated: 2023-07-31
  • Author: Michael Haag, Splunk
  • ID: 66b9c9ba-7fb2-4e80-a3a2-496e5e078167




ID Technique Tactic
T1190 Exploit Public-Facing Application Initial Access
T1133 External Remote Services Persistence, Initial Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Delivery
  • Installation
  • DE.CM
  • CIS 13
ID Summary CVSS
Ivanti Endpoint Manager Mobile (EPMM), formerly MobileIron Core, through 11.10 allows remote attackers to obtain PII, add an administrative account, and change the configuration because of an authentication bypass, as exploited in the wild in July 2023. A patch is available. None  
| tstats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Web where Web.url IN ("/mifs/aad/api/v2/authorized/users?*") Web.status=200 by Web.http_user_agent, Web.status Web.http_method, Web.url, Web.url_length, Web.src, Web.dest, sourcetype 
| `drop_dm_object_name("Web")` 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `ivanti_epmm_remote_unauthenticated_api_access_cve_2023_35078_filter`


The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: ivanti_epmm_remote_unauthenticated_api_access_cve-2023-35078_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
  • Web.http_method
  • Web.url
  • Web.url_length
  • Web.src
  • Web.dest

How To Implement

To implement this analytic, a network product similar to Suricata or Palo Alto needs to be mapped to the Web datamodel. Modify accordingly to work with your products.

Known False Positives

The Proof of Concept exploit script indicates that status=200 is required for successful exploitation of the vulnerability. False positives may be present if status=200 is removed from the search. If it is removed,then the search also alert on status=301 and status=404 which indicates unsuccessful exploitation attempts. Analysts may find it useful to hunt for these status codes as well, but it is likely to produce a significant number of alerts as this is a widespread vulnerability.

Associated Analytic Story


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
64.0 80 80 Potential CVE-2023-35078 against an Ivanti EPMM appliance on $dest$.

: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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