Suspicious JAR Child Processedit

Identifies suspicious child processes of a Java Archive (JAR) file. JAR files may be used to deliver malware in order to evade detection.

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

References: None


  • Elastic
  • Host
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Threat Detection
  • Execution

Version: 2

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

process where event.type in ("start", "process_started") and : "java" and : ("sh", "bash", "dash", "ksh", "tcsh", "zsh", "curl", "wget") and
  process.args : "-jar" and process.args : "*.jar" and
  /* Add any FP's here */
  not process.executable : ("/Users/*/.sdkman/*", "/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/*") and
  not process.args : ("/usr/local/*", "/Users/*/*", "/Users/*/src/*")