Unusual Process Execution on WBEM Pathedit

Identifies unusual processes running from the WBEM path, uncommon outside WMI-related Windows processes.

Rule type: eql

Rule indices:

  • logs-endpoint.events.*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 60m

Searches indices from: now-119m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum alerts per execution: 100

References: None


  • Domain: Endpoint
  • OS: Windows
  • Use Case: Threat Detection
  • Tactic: Defense Evasion
  • Data Source: Elastic Defend
  • Rule Type: BBR

Version: 1

Rule authors:

  • Elastic

Rule license: Elastic License v2

Rule queryedit

process where host.os.type == "windows" and event.type == "start" and
  process.executable : ("?:\\Windows\\System32\\wbem\\*", "?:\\Windows\\SysWow64\\wbem\\*") and
  not process.name : (