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The following analytic utilizes PowerShell Script Block Logging (EventCode=4104) to identify the execution of the Get-DomainSPNTicket commandlets with specific parameters. This commandlet is a part of PowerView, a PowerShell tool used to perform enumeration and discovery on Windows Active Directory networks. As the name suggests, this commandlet is used to request the kerberos ticket for a specified service principal name (SPN). Once the ticket is received, it may be cracked using password cracking tools like hashcat to extract the password of the SPN account. Red Teams and adversaries alike may leverage PowerView and these commandlets to identify accounts that can be attacked with the Kerberoasting technique.

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

  • Last Updated: 2022-06-22
  • Author: Gowthamaraj Rajendran, Splunk
  • ID: 970455a1-4ac2-47e1-a9a5-9e75443ddcb9




ID Technique Tactic
T1558 Steal or Forge Kerberos Tickets Credential Access
T1558.003 Kerberoasting Credential Access
Kill Chain Phase
  • Exploitation
  • DE.CM
  • CIS 10
`powershell` EventCode=4104 ScriptBlockText=*Get-DomainSPNTicket* 
| stats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime by EventCode ScriptBlockText Computer UserID 
| rename Computer as dest 
| rename UserID as user
| `security_content_ctime(firstTime)` 
| `security_content_ctime(lastTime)` 
| `windows_powerview_kerberos_service_ticket_request_filter`


The SPL above uses the following Macros:

:information_source: windows_powerview_kerberos_service_ticket_request_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
  • EventCode
  • Computer
  • ScriptBlockText

How To Implement

The following analytic requires PowerShell operational logs to be imported. Modify the powershell macro as needed to match the sourcetype or add index. This analytic is specific to 4104, or PowerShell Script Block Logging.

Known False Positives

False positive may include Administrators using PowerView for troubleshooting and management.

Associated Analytic Story


Risk Score Impact Confidence Message
27.0 30 90 PowerView commandlets used for requesting SPN service ticket executed on $dest$

: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.


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