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Description

The search looks for command-line arguments used to hide a file or directory using the reg add command.

  • Type: TTP
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2019-02-27
  • Author: Bhavin Patel, Splunk
  • ID: 61a7d1e6-f5d4-41d9-a9be-39a1ffe69459

Annotations

ATT&CK
ID Technique Tactic
T1564.001 Hidden Files and Directories Defense Evasion
Kill Chain Phase
  • Actions on Objectives
NIST
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 8
CVE
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| tstats `security_content_summariesonly` values(Processes.process) as process min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where Processes.process_name = reg.exe Processes.process="*add*" Processes.process="*Hidden*" Processes.process="*REG_DWORD*" by Processes.process_name Processes.parent_process_name Processes.dest Processes.user
| `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
|`security_content_ctime(lastTime)`
| regex process = "(/d\s+2)" 
| `reg_exe_used_to_hide_files_directories_via_registry_keys_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

Note that reg_exe_used_to_hide_files_directories_via_registry_keys_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 be ingesting data that records process activity from your hosts to populate the Endpoint data model in the Processes node. You must also be ingesting logs with both the process name and command line from your endpoints. The command-line arguments are mapped to the “process” field in the Endpoint data model.

Known False Positives

None at the moment

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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