Windows PowerSploit GPP Discovery
The following analytic identifies the use of the Get-GPPPassword PowerShell commandlet employed to search for unsecured credentials Group Policy Preferences (GPP). GPP are tools that allow administrators to create domain policies with embedded credentials. These policies allow administrators to set local accounts. These group policies are stored in SYSVOL on a domain controller. This means that any domain user can view the SYSVOL share and decrypt the password (using the AES key that has been made public). While Microsoft released a patch that impedes Administrators to create unsecure credentials, existing Group Policy Preferences files with passwords are not removed from SYSVOL.
- Type: TTP
Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Last Updated: 2023-03-16
- Author: Mauricio Velazco, Splunk
- ID: 0130a0df-83a1-4647-9011-841e950ff302
Kill Chain Phase
- CIS 10
1 2 3 4 5 `powershell` EventCode=4104 (ScriptBlockText=Get-GPPPassword OR ScriptBlockText=Get-CachedGPPPassword) | stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by Opcode Computer UserID EventCode ScriptBlockText | `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` | `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` | `windows_powersploit_gpp_discovery_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
windows_powersploit_gpp_discovery_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.
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How To Implement
To successfully implement this analytic, you will need to enable PowerShell Script Block Logging on some or all endpoints. Additional setup here https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/UBA/18.104.22.168/GetDataIn/AddPowerShell#Configure_module_logging_for_PowerShell.
Known False Positives
Associated Analytic Story
|56.0||70||80||Commandlets leveraged to discover GPP credentials were executed on $Computer$|
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