PsExec was executed with a suspicious command line

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

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

PsExec.exe was executed.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may attempt to use PsExec to gain execution capabilities, run remote commands or perform privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Check if any other suspicious activities happened under the same causality.
  • Confirm the PsExec.exe command is benign.

Variations

PsExec was executed with a suspicious command line

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

PsExec.exe was executed with NT/System privilege level.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may attempt to use PsExec to gain execution capabilities, run remote commands or perform privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Check if any other suspicious activities happened under the same causality.
  • Confirm the PsExec.exe command is benign.


PsExec was executed with a suspicious command line

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

PsExec.exe was executed with plain-text credentials.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may attempt to use PsExec to gain execution capabilities, run remote commands or perform privilege escalation.

Investigative actions

  • Check if any other suspicious activities happened under the same causality.
  • Confirm the PsExec.exe command is benign.