Detect Prohibited Applications Spawning Cmd Exe

Description

This search looks for executions of cmd.exe spawned by a process that is often abused by attackers and that does not typically launch cmd.exe.

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Use Case

Security Monitoring

Category

Adversary Tactics

Alert Volume

This search looks for executions of cmd.exe spawned by a process that is often abused by attackers and that does not typically launch cmd.exe.

SPL Difficulty

None

Journey

Stage 3

MITRE ATT&CK Tactics

Execution

MITRE ATT&CK Techniques

Command and Scripting Interpreter

Windows Command Shell

MITRE Threat Groups

APT1
APT18
APT28
APT3
APT32
APT37
APT38
APT41
BRONZE BUTLER
Blue Mockingbird
Cobalt Group
Dark Caracal
Darkhotel
Dragonfly 2.0
FIN10
FIN6
FIN7
FIN8
Frankenstein
Gamaredon Group
Gorgon Group
Honeybee
Ke3chang
Lazarus Group
Leviathan
Magic Hound
MuddyWater
OilRig
Patchwork
Rancor
Silence
Soft Cell
Sowbug
Suckfly
TA505
Threat Group-1314
Threat Group-3390
Tropic Trooper
Turla
Wizard Spider
admin@338
menuPass

Data Sources

Endpoint Detection and Response

   Help

Detect Prohibited Applications Spawning Cmd Exe Help

You must be ingesting data that records process activity from your hosts and populates the Endpoint data model with the resultant dataset. This search includes a lookup file, prohibited_apps_launching_cmd.csv, that contains a list of processes that should not be spawning cmd.exe. You can modify this lookup to better suit your environment.

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