Enumeration Command Spawned via WMIPrvSEedit

Identifies native Windows host and network enumeration commands spawned by the Windows Management Instrumentation Provider Service (WMIPrvSE).

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-endpoint.events.*
  • logs-windows.*

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
  • Execution

Version: 2 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.12.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.16.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

process where event.type in ("start", "process_started") and
process.name: ( "arp.exe", "dsquery.exe", "dsget.exe",
"gpresult.exe", "hostname.exe", "ipconfig.exe",
"nbtstat.exe", "net.exe", "net1.exe", "netsh.exe",
"netstat.exe", "nltest.exe", "ping.exe", "qprocess.exe",
"quser.exe", "qwinsta.exe", "reg.exe", "sc.exe",
"systeminfo.exe", "tasklist.exe", "tracert.exe",
"whoami.exe" ) and process.parent.name:"wmiprvse.exe"

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 2 (7.16.0 release)
  • Formatting only