Looks for anomalous access to the cloud platform metadata service by an unusual user. The metadata service may be targeted in order to harvest credentials or user data scripts containing secrets.
Rule type: machine_learning
Machine learning job: linux_rare_metadata_user
Machine learning anomaly threshold: 75
Risk score: 21
Runs every: 15 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Threat Detection
Version: 2 (version history)
Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.10.0
Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.12.0
Rule authors: Elastic
Rule license: Elastic License v2
A newly installed program, or one that runs under a new or rarely used user context, could trigger this detection rule. Manual interrogation of the metadata service during debugging or troubleshooting could trigger this rule.
- Version 2 (7.12.0 release)
- Formatting only