Thanks for the feedback, Nick. I will put this rule on live traffic and see if I get any FPs.


From: Nick Randolph <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:24 PM
To: Y M
Cc: snort-sigs
Subject: Re: [Snort-sigs] BITSAdmin Upload
Yaser I don't think we can include this one in the official ruleset.

On Fri, May 25, 2018 at 2:36 PM, Y M via Snort-sigs <> wrote:

I have only seen this used by red teamers. I am not aware of current attacks using BITSAdmin to upload stuff. I am also not aware of built-in (Windows) use either. Lab-generated pcap is available.

# --------------------
# Date: 2018-05-16
# Title: BITSAdmin File Upload
# Reference: Research
# Tests: pcap

alert tcp $HOME_NET any -> $EXTERNAL_NET $HTTP_PORTS (msg:"INDICATOR-COMPROMISE Windows BITSAdmin upload request attempt"; flow:to_server,established; content:"BITS_POST"; http_method; content:"User-Agent: Microsoft BITS/"; fast_pattern:only; http_header; metadata:ruleset community, service http; classtype:misc-activity; sid:8000057; rev:1;)


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Nick Randolph
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