Contained process execution with a rare GitHub URL

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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Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

3 Hours

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Execution (TA0002)

ATT&CK Technique

User Execution: Malicious Image (T1204.003)

Severity

Low

Description

A contained process was executed with a suspicious GitHub url in the command line. This may be a legitimate use, but this technique is frequently used by attackers to download malicious payloads.

Attacker's Goals

Download a second stage payload for execution.

Investigative actions

  • Check if the initiator process is malicious.
  • Check the user activity on the same container in that time.
  • Check if the container is a development container.
  • Check if this installation was related to more installations at the same time.
  • Check for additional file/network operations by the same process instance.