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Description

The following analytic identifies curl with the command-line switches that are commonly used to download, output, a remote script or binary. MetaSploit Framework will combine the -sO switch with chmod +x to enable a simple one liner to download and set the execute bit to run the file immediately. During triage, review the remote domain and file being downloaded for legitimacy.
  • Type: Anomaly
  • Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
  • Datamodel: Endpoint
  • Last Updated: 2022-07-29
  • Author: Michael Haag, Splunk
  • ID: 8c1de57d-abc1-4b41-a727-a7a8fc5e0857

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ATT&CK

ATT&CK

ID Technique Tactic
T1105 Ingress Tool Transfer Command And Control
Kill Chain Phase
  • Delivery
NIST
  • DE.CM
CIS20
  • CIS 3
  • CIS 5
  • CIS 16
CVE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
| tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where Processes.process_name=curl by Processes.dest Processes.user Processes.parent_process_name Processes.process_name Processes.process Processes.process_id Processes.parent_process_id 
| `drop_dm_object_name(Processes)` 
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| where match(process, "(?i)(-O
|-sO
|-ksO
|--output)") 
| `linux_ingress_tool_transfer_with_curl_filter`

Macros

The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: linux_ingress_tool_transfer_with_curl_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
  • Processes.dest
  • Processes.user
  • Processes.parent_process_name
  • Processes.parent_process
  • Processes.original_file_name
  • Processes.process_name
  • Processes.process
  • Processes.process_id
  • Processes.parent_process_path
  • Processes.process_path
  • Processes.parent_process_id

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 datamodel in the Processes node. In addition, confirm the latest CIM App 4.20 or higher is installed and the latest TA for the endpoint product.

Known False Positives

False positives will be present. Tune and then change type to TTP.

Associated Analytic Story

RBA

Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
12.0 40 30 An instance of $process_name$ was identified on endpoint $dest$ by user $user$ to download a remote file. Review activity for further details.

: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

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