A cloud identity had escalated its permissions

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires one of the following data sources:
    • AWS Audit Log
      OR
    • Azure Audit Log
      OR
    • Gcp Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Informational

Description

A cloud identity had updated its permissions.

Attacker's Goals

Escalate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Verify which permissions were granted to the identity.

Variations

A cloud compute service had escalated its permissions

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Medium

Description

A cloud compute service had updated its permissions.

Attacker's Goals

Escalate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Verify which permissions were granted to the identity.


A cloud non-human identity had escalated its permissions

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A cloud non-human identity had updated its permissions.

Attacker's Goals

Escalate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Verify which permissions were granted to the identity.


A cloud identity escalated its permissions to a high privilege role/policy

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Valid Accounts (T1078)

Severity

Low

Description

A cloud identity escalated its permissions by adding itself to a high privileged policy/role/group.

Attacker's Goals

Escalate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Verify which permissions were granted to the identity.