Suspicious .NET Code Compilationedit

Identifies suspicious .NET code execution. connections.

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
  • Defense Evasion

Version: 5 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.10.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 7.16.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

process where event.type in ("start", "process_started") and : ("csc.exe", "vbc.exe") and :
("wscript.exe", "mshta.exe", "cscript.exe", "wmic.exe", "svchost.exe",
"rundll32.exe", "cmstp.exe", "regsvr32.exe")

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 5 (7.16.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 4 (7.12.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 3 (7.11.2 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 2 (7.11.0 release)
  • Updated query, changed from:

    event.category:process and event.type:(start or process_started) and or vbc.exe) and
    or mshta.exe or wscript.exe or wmic.exe or svchost.exe or rundll32.exe
    or cmstp.exe or regsvr32.exe)