Identifies when Internet Information Services (IIS) HTTP Logging is disabled on a server. An attacker with IIS server access via a webshell or other mechanism can disable HTTP Logging as an effective anti-forensics measure.
Rule type: eql
Risk score: 73
Runs every: 5m
Maximum alerts per execution: 33
- Threat Detection
- Defense Evasion
Rule license: Elastic License v2
## Config If enabling an EQL rule on a non-elastic-agent index (such as beats) for versions <8.2, events will not define `event.ingested` and default fallback for EQL rules was not added until 8.2, so you will need to add a custom pipeline to populate `event.ingested` to @timestamp for this rule to work.
process where event.type in ("start", "process_started") and (process.name : "appcmd.exe" or process.pe.original_file_name == "appcmd.exe") and process.args : "/dontLog*:*True" and not process.parent.name : "iissetup.exe"
Framework: MITRE ATT&CKTM
- Name: Defense Evasion
- ID: TA0005
- Reference URL: https://attack.mitre.org/tactics/TA0005/
- Name: Impair Defenses
- ID: T1562
- Reference URL: https://attack.mitre.org/techniques/T1562/
- Name: Disable Windows Event Logging
- ID: T1562.002
- Reference URL: https://attack.mitre.org/techniques/T1562/002/