Enumeration Command Spawned via WMIPrvSEedit

Identifies native Windows host and network enumeration commands spawned by the Windows Management Instrumentation Provider Service (WMIPrvSE).

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*
  • logs-endpoint.events.*
  • logs-windows.*
  • endgame-*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

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
  • Execution
  • Elastic Endgame

Version: 102 (version history)

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.12.0

Last modified (Elastic Stack release): 8.6.0

Rule authors: Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

Rule queryedit

process where event.type == "start" and process.name: (
"arp.exe", "dsquery.exe", "dsget.exe", "gpresult.exe",
"hostname.exe", "ipconfig.exe", "nbtstat.exe", "net.exe",
"net1.exe", "netsh.exe", "netstat.exe", "nltest.exe",
"ping.exe", "qprocess.exe", "quser.exe", "qwinsta.exe",
"reg.exe", "sc.exe", "systeminfo.exe", "tasklist.exe",
"tracert.exe", "whoami.exe" ) and

Threat mappingedit


Rule version historyedit

Version 102 (8.6.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 101 (8.5.0 release)
  • Updated query, changed from:

    process where event.type in ("start", "process_started") and
    process.name: ( "arp.exe", "dsquery.exe", "dsget.exe",
    "gpresult.exe", "hostname.exe", "ipconfig.exe",
    "nbtstat.exe", "net.exe", "net1.exe", "netsh.exe",
    "netstat.exe", "nltest.exe", "ping.exe", "qprocess.exe",
    "quser.exe", "qwinsta.exe", "reg.exe", "sc.exe",
    "systeminfo.exe", "tasklist.exe", "tracert.exe",
    "whoami.exe" ) and process.parent.name:"wmiprvse.exe"
Version 5 (8.4.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 3 (8.2.0 release)
  • Formatting only
Version 2 (7.16.0 release)
  • Formatting only