Unsigned process injecting into a Windows system binary with no command line

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

Process Injection (T1055)

Severity

Medium

Description

An attacker may be trying to avoid detection by injecting their malicious code into a legitimate Windows system binary.

Attacker's Goals

  • Attackers may inject code into processes to evade process-based defenses, as well as possibly elevate privileges.

Investigative actions

  • Check whether the injecting process is benign, and if this was a desired behavior as part of its normal execution flow.