Change of sudo caching configuration

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
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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 with eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism: Sudo and Sudo Caching (T1548.003)

Severity

Low

Description

Change of sudo caching configuration may have been intended to enable privilege escalation.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may use the sudoers file to elevate privileges.

Investigative actions

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

Variations

Change of sudo caching configuration in a Kubernetes pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism: Sudo and Sudo Caching (T1548.003)

Severity

Low

Description

Change of sudo caching configuration may have been intended to enable privilege escalation.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may use the sudoers file to elevate privileges.

Investigative actions

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