Identifies remote execution via Windows Remote Management (WinRM) remote shell on a target host. This could be an indication of lateral movement.
Rule type: eql
Risk score: 47
Runs every: 5 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Threat Detection
- Lateral Movement
Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.11.0
Rule authors: Elastic
Rule license: Elastic License
WinRM is a dual-use protocol that can be used for benign or malicious activity. It’s important to baseline your environment to determine the amount of noise to expect from this tool.
sequence by host.id with maxspan=30s [network where process.pid == 4 and network.direction == "incoming" and destination.port in (5985, 5986) and network.protocol == "http" and not source.address in ("::1", "127.0.0.1") ] [process where event.type == "start" and process.parent.name : "winrshost.exe" and not process.name : "conhost.exe"]