A suspicious process queried AD CS objects via LDAP

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

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

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent
  • Requires:
    • eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

Identity Analytics

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A suspicious process queried AD CS objects via LDAP.

Attacker's Goals

  • An attacker might look for AD CS servers, certificate templates or request certificates.
  • With the wrong setting or loose vulnerable templates or enabled enrollment, the attacker will be able to authenticate as users on the network.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the LDAP search query was allowed for the user (logged on at event time) or process.
  • Investigate the LDAP search query for any suspicious indicators.

Variations

A user suspiciously queried AD CS objects via LDAP

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A user suspiciously queried AD CS objects via LDAP.

Attacker's Goals

  • An attacker might look for AD CS servers, certificate templates or request certificates.
  • With the wrong setting or loose vulnerable templates or enabled enrollment, the attacker will be able to authenticate as users on the network.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the LDAP search query was allowed for the user (logged on at event time) or process.
  • Investigate the LDAP search query for any suspicious indicators.