Reading bash command history file

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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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

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Unsecured Credentials: Bash History (T1552.003)

Severity

Low

Description

Attackers may access the bash history file to glean cleartext usernames and passwords that were entered on the command line.

Attacker's Goals

Adversaries may search the bash history file to search for insecurely stored credentials.

Investigative actions

Investigate the process activities and use of the extracted credentials.