Suspicious ImagePath Service Creationedit

Identifies the creation of a suspicious ImagePath value. This could be an indication of an adversary attempting to stealthily persist or escalate privileges through abnormal service creation.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:


Severity: high

Risk score: 73

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
  • Windows
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 4

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

registry where registry.path : "HKLM\\SYSTEM\\ControlSet*\\Services\\*\\ImagePath" and
 /* add suspicious registry ImagePath values here */ : ("%COMSPEC%*", "*\\.\\pipe\\*")