Bypass UAC via Event Vieweredit

Identifies User Account Control (UAC) bypass via eventvwr.exe. Attackers bypass UAC to stealthily execute code with elevated permissions.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-9m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100


  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Privilege Escalation

Version: 6 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.7.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.11.2

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License

Rule queryedit

event.category:process and event.type:(start or process_started) and and not
process.executable:("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mmc.exe" or

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 6 (7.11.2 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 5 (7.11.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 4 (7.10.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 3 (7.9.1 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 2 (7.9.0 release)
  • Updated query, changed from: and event.action:"Process Create
    (rule: ProcessCreate)" and not
    process.executable:("C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mmc.exe" or