The following analytic identifies when the attacker tool Certify or Certipy are used to enumerate Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) environments. The default command line arguments of these tools are similar and perform near identical enumeration or exploitation functions.
- Type: TTP
- Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Datamodel: Endpoint
- Last Updated: 2023-06-25
- Author: Steven Dick
- ID: e6d2dc61-a8b9-4b03-906c-da0ca75d71b8
Kill Chain Phase
- Command and Control
- CIS 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 | tstats `security_content_summariesonly` count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Endpoint.Processes where Processes.process IN ("* find *","* auth *","* request *","* req *","* download *",) AND Processes.process IN ("* /vulnerable*","* /enrolleeSuppliesSubject *","* /json /outfile*","* /ca*", "* -username *","* -u *") by Processes.dest Processes.user Processes.parent_process 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)` | `detect_certify_command_line_arguments_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
detect_certify_command_line_arguments_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.
List of fields required to use this analytic.
How To Implement
The detection is based on data that originates from Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) agents. These agents are designed to provide security-related telemetry from the endpoints where the agent is installed. To implement this search, you must ingest logs that contain the process GUID, process name, and parent process. Additionally, you must ingest complete command-line executions. These logs must be processed using the appropriate Splunk Technology Add-ons that are specific to the EDR product. The logs must also be mapped to the
Processes node of the
Endpoint data model. Use the Splunk Common Information Model (CIM) to normalize the field names and speed up the data modeling process.
Known False Positives
Associated Analytic Story
|90.0||100||90||Certify/Certipy arguments detected on $dest$.|
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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