Remote WMI process execution

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

3 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Lateral Movement (TA0008)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A host that rarely initiates WMI to other remote hosts triggered a remote process execution by using WMI RPC.

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 process or software initiated it.

Variations

Suspicious remote WMI process execution

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

Lateral Movement (TA0008)

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

High

Description

A host that rarely initiates WMI to other remote hosts triggered a suspicious remote process execution by using WMI RPC.

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 process or software initiated it.