Image File Execution Options Injectionedit

The Debugger and SilentProcessExit registry keys can allow an adversary to intercept the execution of files, causing a different process to be executed. This functionality can be abused by an adversary to establish persistence.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 41

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-6m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 2 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.11.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.11.2

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License

Rule queryedit

registry where length( > 0 and registry.path :
("HKLM\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File
Execution Options\\*.exe\\Debugger",
NT\\CurrentVersion\\Image File Execution Options\\*\\Debugger",
NT\\CurrentVersion\\SilentProcessExit\\*\\MonitorProcess") and /*
add FPs here */ not : ("C:\\Program
Files*\\ThinKiosk\\thinkiosk.exe", "*\\PSAppDeployToolkit\\*")

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 2 (7.11.2 release)
  • Formatting only