Try in Splunk Security Cloud

Description

The following search identifies Eventvwr bypass by identifying the registry modification into a specific path that eventvwr.msc looks to (but is not valid) upon execution. A successful attack will include a suspicious command to be executed upon eventvwr.msc loading. Upon triage, review the parallel processes that have executed. Identify any additional registry modifications on the endpoint that may look suspicious. Remediate as necessary.

  • Type: Anomaly
  • Product: Splunk Behavioral Analytics
  • Datamodel: Endpoint_Registry
  • Last Updated: 2022-02-18
  • Author: Lou Stella, Splunk
  • ID: 66adff66-90d9-11ec-aba7-acde48001122

Annotations

ATT&CK

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1548.002 Bypass User Account Control Privilege Escalation, Defense Evasion
T1548 Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism Privilege Escalation, Defense Evasion
Kill Chain Phase
  • Exploitation
NIST
  • DE.AE
CIS20
  • CIS 14
CVE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
| from read_ssa_enriched_events() 
| where "Endpoint_Registry" IN (_datamodels) 
| eval timestamp=parse_long(ucast(map_get(input_event, "_time"), "string", null)), registry_path=lower(ucast(map_get(input_event, "registry_path"), "string", null)), registry_hive=lower(ucast(map_get(input_event, "registry_hive"), "string", null)), registry_value_name=lower(ucast(map_get(input_event, "registry_value_name"), "string", null)), registry_key_name=lower(ucast(map_get(input_event, "parent_process_name"), "string", null)), registry_value_type=lower(ucast(map_get(input_event, "registry_value_type"), "string", null)), registry_value_data=lower(ucast(map_get(input_event, "registry_value_data"), "string", null)), process_guid=lower(ucast(map_get(input_event, "process_guid"), "string", null)) 
| where registry_path IS NOT NULL AND (like (registry_path, "%mscfile\\\\shell\\\\open\\\\command%")) 
| eval start_time=timestamp, end_time=timestamp, entities=mvappend(ucast(map_get(input_event, "dest_user_id"), "string", null), ucast(map_get(input_event, "dest_device_id"), "string", null)) 
| eval body=create_map(["registry_path", registry_path, "registry_hive", registry_hive, "registry_value_name", registry_value_name, "registry_key_name", registry_key_name, "registry_value_type", registry_value_type, "registry_value_data", registry_value_data, "process_guid", process_guid]) 
| into write_ssa_detected_events();

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: windows_eventvwr_uac_bypass_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
  • event_id
  • registry_path
  • registry_hive
  • registry_value_name
  • registry_key_name
  • registry_value_type
  • registry_value_data
  • process_guid

How To Implement

To successfully implement this search you need to be ingesting information on process that include the name of the process responsible for the changes from your endpoints into the Endpoint_Registry datamodel.

Known False Positives

None known at this time.

Associated Analytic Story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
80.0 80 100 Registry values were modified to bypass UAC using Event Viewer on $dest_device_id$

: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.

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

source | version: 1