Potential Protocol Tunneling via EarthWormedit

Identifies the execution of the EarthWorm tunneler. Adversaries may tunnel network communications to and from a victim system within a separate protocol to avoid detection and network filtering, or to enable access to otherwise unreachable systems.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • auditbeat-*
  • logs-endpoint.events.*

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
  • Command and Control

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.13.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

process where event.type == "start" and process.args : "-s" and
process.args : "-d" and process.args : "rssocks"

Threat mappingedit