Rare LDAP enumeration

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

10 Minutes

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • Palo Alto Networks Platform Logs

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Discovery (T1087)

Severity

Low

Description

Possible LDAP enumeration with a rare combination of queries.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may utilize the LDAP protocol to gain information on the Active Directory environment and plan its lateral movement over the network.

Investigative actions

  • Where possible, check the legitimacy of the process that executed these LDAP queries.
  • Investigate the LDAP search query for any suspicious indicators.
  • Determine whether the search query is generic, those search queries (often using wildcards) tend to be more suspicious.

Variations

Rare LDAP enumeration detected

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

Account Discovery (T1087)

Severity

Low

Description

Possible LDAP enumeration with a rare combination of queries.

Attacker's Goals

An adversary may utilize the LDAP protocol to gain information on the Active Directory environment and plan its lateral movement over the network.

Investigative actions

  • Where possible, check the legitimacy of the process that executed these LDAP queries.
  • Investigate the LDAP search query for any suspicious indicators.
  • Determine whether the search query is generic, those search queries (often using wildcards) tend to be more suspicious.