Identifies attempts to enable the root account using the dsenableroot command. This command may be abused by adversaries for persistence, as the root account is disabled by default.
Rule type: query
Risk score: 47
Runs every: 5 minutes
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- Threat Detection
Version: 2 (version history)
Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.12.0
Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 8.4.0
Rule authors: Elastic
Rule license: Elastic License v2
event.category:process and event.type:(start or process_started) and process.name:dsenableroot and not process.args:"-d"
Framework: MITRE ATT&CKTM
- Version 2 (8.4.0 release)
- Formatting only