NullSessionPipe Registry Modificationedit

Identifies NullSessionPipe registry modifications that specify which pipes can be accessed anonymously. This could be indicative of adversary lateral movement preparation by making the added pipe available to everyone.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-windows.*

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
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Lateral Movement

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.13.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

registry where registry.path : "HKLM\\SYSTEM\\*ControlSet*\\services\\
LanmanServer\\Parameters\\NullSessionPipes" and
!= null

Threat mappingedit