Remote PsExec-like command execution

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Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-04
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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

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

A remotely triggered service initiated a command execution in a PsExec-like manner by a host that rarely triggers services to other remote hosts.

Attacker's Goals

Perform lateral movement to new hosts to expand the foothold within a network.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned on the host for malicious activities.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand which software initiated it.

Variations

Remote PsExec-like LOLBIN command execution from an unsigned non-standard PsExec service

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

A remotely triggered service initiated a command execution in a PsExec-like manner by a host that rarely triggers services to other remote hosts.

Attacker's Goals

Perform lateral movement to new hosts to expand the foothold within a network.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned on the host for malicious activities.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand which software initiated it.


Remote PsExec-like LOLBIN command execution from a signed non-standard PsExec service

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A remotely triggered service initiated a command execution in a PsExec-like manner by a host that rarely triggers services to other remote hosts.

Attacker's Goals

Perform lateral movement to new hosts to expand the foothold within a network.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned on the host for malicious activities.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand which software initiated it.


Remote PsExec-like command execution from an unsigned non-standard PsExec service

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A remotely triggered service initiated a command execution in a PsExec-like manner by a host that rarely triggers services to other remote hosts.

Attacker's Goals

Perform lateral movement to new hosts to expand the foothold within a network.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned on the host for malicious activities.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand which software initiated it.


Remote PsExec-like command execution from a signed non-standard PsExec service

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A remotely triggered service initiated a command execution in a PsExec-like manner by a host that rarely triggers services to other remote hosts.

Attacker's Goals

Perform lateral movement to new hosts to expand the foothold within a network.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned on the host for malicious activities.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand which software initiated it.


Remote PsExec command execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

A remotely triggered service initiated a command execution in a PsExec-like manner by a host that rarely triggers services to other remote hosts.

Attacker's Goals

Perform lateral movement to new hosts to expand the foothold within a network.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned on the host for malicious activities.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand which software initiated it.