An uncommon service was started

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Create or Modify System Process: Systemd Service (T1543.002)

Severity

Low

Description

An uncommon service was started using systemctl or service processes.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may create systemd services to run malicious payloads.

Investigative actions

Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.

Variations

An uncommon service was started in a Kubernetes pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Create or Modify System Process: Systemd Service (T1543.002)

Severity

Low

Description

An uncommon service was started using systemctl or service processes.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may create systemd services to run malicious payloads.

Investigative actions

Check whether the executing process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.