Uncommon Security Support Provider (SSP) registered via a registry key

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
  • Requires:
    • eXtended Threat Hunting (XTH)

Detection Modules

ATT&CK Tactic

Privilege Escalation (TA0004)

ATT&CK Technique

Boot or Logon Autostart Execution: Security Support Provider (T1547.005)

Severity

Low

Description

Security Support Provider (SSP) exposes a number of callbacks to be invoked during certain authentication and authorization events.
An attacker may register SSP to try and gain access to clear text passwords.

Attacker's Goals

Gain clear text passwords and persistency in the network.

Investigative actions

Audit the specific key values to verify that the additional values are trusted.