Potential Disabling of SELinuxedit

Identifies potential attempts to disable Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux), which is a Linux kernel security feature that supports access control policies. Adversaries may disable security tools to avoid possible detection of their tools and activities.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • auditbeat-*

Severity: medium

Risk score: 47

Runs every: 5 minutes

Searches indices from: now-6m (Date Math format, see also Additional look-back time)

Maximum signals per execution: 100


  • Elastic
  • Linux

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.8.0

Rule queryedit

event.action:executed and process.name:setenforce and process.args:0

Threat mappingedit