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Description

This search provides information on Kubernetes service accounts,accessing pods by IP address, verb and decision

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

  • Last Updated: 2020-06-23
  • Author: Rod Soto, Splunk
  • ID: 5b30b25d-7d32-42d8-95ca-64dfcd9076e6

Annotations

ATT&CK
Kill Chain Phase
  • Exploitation
NIST
CIS20
CVE
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`aws_cloudwatchlogs_eks` user.groups{}=system:serviceaccounts  objectRef.resource=pods 
| table  sourceIPs{} user.username userAgent verb annotations.authorization.k8s.io/decision  
| top  sourceIPs{} user.username verb annotations.authorization.k8s.io/decision 
|`kubernetes_aws_detect_most_active_service_accounts_by_pod_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that kubernetes_aws_detect_most_active_service_accounts_by_pod_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

How To Implement

You must install splunk AWS add on and Splunk App for AWS. This search works with cloudwatch logs

Known False Positives

Not all service accounts interactions are malicious. Analyst must consider IP, verb and decision context when trying to detect maliciousness.

Associated Analytic story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
25.0 50 50 tbd

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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