Looks for compiler activity by a user context which does not normally run compilers. This can be the result of ad-hoc software changes or unauthorized software deployment. This can also be due to local privilege elevation via locally run exploits or malware activity.
Rule type: machine_learning
Machine learning job: linux_rare_user_compiler
Machine learning anomaly threshold: 50
Risk score: 21
Runs every: 15 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Threat Detection
Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.10.0
Rule authors: Elastic
Rule license: Elastic License
Uncommon compiler activity can be due to an engineer running a local build on a prod or staging instance in the course of troubleshooting or fixing a software issue.