Unprivileged process opened a registry hive

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

Credential Access (TA0006)

ATT&CK Technique

Unsecured Credentials: Credentials In Files (T1552.001)

Severity

High

Description

An unprivileged process opened a registry hive directly.

Attacker's Goals

An attacker may attempt to gain higher privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check whether the command line executed is benign or normal for the host and/or user performing it.
  • Investigate the endpoint to determine if it's a legitimate process that is supposed to run with privileges.