Sublime Plugin or Application Script Modificationedit

Adversaries may create or modify the Sublime application plugins or scripts to execute a malicious payload each time the Sublime application is started.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • auditbeat-*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5m

Searches indices from: now-9m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100



  • Elastic
  • Host
  • macOS
  • Threat Detection
  • Persistence

Version: 2

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Investigation guideedit

## 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.

Rule queryedit

file where event.type in ("change", "creation") and file.extension : "py" and
  file.path :
      "/Users/*/Library/Application Support/Sublime Text*/Packages/*.py",
    ) and
  not process.executable :
      "/Applications/Sublime Text*.app/Contents/MacOS/Sublime Text*",