Process Injection by the Microsoft Build Engineedit

An instance of MSBuild, the Microsoft Build Engine, created a thread in another process. This technique is sometimes used to evade detection or elevate privileges.

Rule type: query

Rule indices:

  • winlogbeat-*

Severity: low

Risk score: 21

Runs every: 5 minutes

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

Maximum signals per execution: 100


  • Elastic
  • Windows

Version: 1

Added (Elastic Stack release): 7.7.0

Potential false positivesedit

The Build Engine is commonly used by Windows developers but use by non-engineers is unusual.

Rule queryedit and event.action:"CreateRemoteThread detected
(rule: CreateRemoteThread)"

Threat mappingedit