Setuid and Setgid file bit manipulation

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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Alert name

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

Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism: Setuid and Setgid (T1548.001)

Severity

Low

Description

The setuid or setgid bits were set on a file.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may try to run the executable application as a different user.

Investigative actions

  • Verify that this isn't IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.

Variations

Setuid and Setgid file bit manipulation in a Kubernetes pod

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism: Setuid and Setgid (T1548.001)

Severity

Low

Description

The setuid or setgid bits were set on a file.

Attacker's Goals

Attackers may try to run the executable application as a different user.

Investigative actions

  • Verify that this isn't IT activity.
  • Look for other hosts executing similar commands.