WmiPrvSe.exe Rare Child 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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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

Severity

Low

Description

A remote WMI command executed a binary proxy, the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Provider Host wmiprvse.exe, which executed a rare child command line. Executing a rare child process can be an indication of remote code execution abuse by an attacker.

Attacker's Goals

Gain code execution on a remote host.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned from WmiPrvse.exe on the host for malicious indicators.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand what initiated it.

Variations

WmiPrvSe.exe Rare Child Command Line

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Medium

Description

A remote WMI command executed a binary proxy, the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Provider Host wmiprvse.exe, which executed a rare child command line. Executing a rare child process can be an indication of remote code execution abuse by an attacker.

Attacker's Goals

Gain code execution on a remote host.

Investigative actions

  • Investigate the processes being spawned from WmiPrvse.exe on the host for malicious indicators.
  • Correlate the RPC call from the source host and understand what initiated it.