Attempt to Disable IPTables or Firewalledit

Adversaries may attempt to disable the iptables or firewall service in an attempt to affect how a host is allowed to receive or send network traffic.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • auditbeat-*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

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
  • Linux
  • Threat Detection
  • Defense Evasion

Version: 7 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.8.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.12.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

event.category:process and event.type:(start or process_started) and and process.args:(allow or disable or reset) or
((( and process.args:stop) or
( and process.args:off) or
( and process.args:(disable or stop or kill)))
and process.args:(firewalld or ip6tables or iptables))

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 7 (7.12.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 6 (7.11.2 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 5 (7.11.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 4 (7.10.0 release)
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Version 3 (7.9.1 release)
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Version 2 (7.9.0 release)
  • Updated query, changed from:

    event.action:(executed or process_started) and (
    and process.args:stop or and process.args:off)
    and process.args:(ip6tables or iptables) or and
    process.args:(firewalld and (disable or stop or kill))