Identifies an instance of a Windows trusted program that is known to be vulnerable to DLL Search Order Hijacking starting after being renamed or from a non-standard path. This is uncommon behavior and may indicate an attempt to evade defenses via side loading a malicious DLL within the memory space of one of those processes.
Rule type: eql
Risk score: 73
Runs every: 5m
Maximum alerts per execution: 100
- 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 == "start" and process.pe.original_file_name in ("WinWord.exe", "EXPLORER.EXE", "w3wp.exe", "DISM.EXE") and not (process.name : ("winword.exe", "explorer.exe", "w3wp.exe", "Dism.exe") or process.executable : ("?:\\Windows\\explorer.exe", "?:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\root\\Office*\\WINWORD.EXE", "?:\\Program Files?(x86)\\Microsoft Office\\root\\Office*\\WINWORD.EXE", "?:\\Windows\\System32\\Dism.exe", "?:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\Dism.exe", "?:\\Windows\\System32\\inetsrv\\w3wp.exe") )
Framework: MITRE ATT&CKTM