Suspicious execution of ODBCConf

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

Defense Evasion (TA0005)

ATT&CK Technique

System Binary Proxy Execution: Odbcconf (T1218.008)

Severity

Medium

Description

Attackers may abuse the Odbcconf.exe Windows utility to proxy the execution of malicious DLL files.

Attacker's Goals

Execute arbitrary code or load malicious DLL modules undetected within Microsoft signed program from Microsoft signed process.

Investigative actions

  • Check the execution command-line, in case of 'REGSVR' points to a DLL, then check it.
  • If the command-line contains '/f' argument (for script file) check the content of the script.