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: 5m

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

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

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 :