Expired or Revoked Driver Loadededit

Identifies an attempt to load a revoked or expired driver. Adversaries may bring outdated drivers with vulnerabilities to gain code execution in kernel mode or abuse revoked certificates to sign their drivers.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • logs-endpoint.events.*

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



  • Domain: Endpoint
  • OS: Windows
  • Use Case: Threat Detection
  • Tactic: Privilege Escalation
  • Tactic: Defense Evasion
  • Data Source: Elastic Defend

Version: 4

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

driver where host.os.type == "windows" and process.pid == 4 and
  dll.code_signature.status : ("errorExpired", "errorRevoked")