SUID/GUID permission discovery

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

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

1 Day

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • XDR Agent

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Discovery (TA0007)

ATT&CK Technique

File and Directory Discovery (T1083)

Severity

Low

Description

Attackers may search for potential to elevate permissions using binaries that have the SUID or GUID bit enabled.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may use GUID/SUID binaries to elevate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check whether additional malicious commands were executed from the same process.
  • Verify if the command-line seems suspicious or contains malicious indicators.