Finder Sync Plugin Registered and Enablededit

Finder Sync plugins enable users to extend Finder’s functionality by modifying the user interface. Adversaries may abuse this feature by adding a rogue Finder Plugin to repeatedly execute malicious payloads for persistence.

Rule type: eql

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
  • macOS
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 2 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.12.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.15.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Potential false positivesedit

Trusted Finder Sync Plugins

Rule queryedit

sequence by, with maxspan = 5s [process where
event.type in ("start", "process_started") and :
"pluginkit" and process.args : "-a"] [process where event.type in
("start", "process_started") and : "pluginkit" and
process.args : "-e" and process.args : "use" and process.args : "-i"
and not process.args : (
"", "com.boxcryptor.osx.Rednif",
"" ) ]

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 2 (7.15.0 release)
  • Formatting only