Potential Suspicious Windows Feature Enabled - ProcCreation

Detects usage of the built-in PowerShell cmdlet "Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature" used as a Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool. Similar to DISM.exe, this cmdlet is used to enumerate, install, uninstall, configure, and update features and packages in Windows images

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 1title: Potential Suspicious Windows Feature Enabled - ProcCreation
 2id: c740d4cf-a1e9-41de-bb16-8a46a4f57918
 3related:
 4    - id: 55c925c1-7195-426b-a136-a9396800e29b
 5      type: similar
 6status: test
 7description: |
 8    Detects usage of the built-in PowerShell cmdlet "Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature" used as a Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool.
 9    Similar to DISM.exe, this cmdlet is used to enumerate, install, uninstall, configure, and update features and packages in Windows images    
10references:
11    - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/dism/enable-windowsoptionalfeature?view=windowsserver2022-ps
12    - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/projfs/enabling-windows-projected-file-system
13    - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install-on-server
14author: Nasreddine Bencherchali (Nextron Systems)
15date: 2022/12/29
16tags:
17    - attack.defense_evasion
18logsource:
19    category: process_creation
20    product: windows
21detection:
22    selection_cmd:
23        CommandLine|contains|all:
24            - 'Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature'
25            - '-Online'
26            - '-FeatureName'
27    selection_feature:
28        # Add any insecure/unusual windows features that you don't use in your environment
29        CommandLine|contains:
30            - 'TelnetServer'
31            - 'Internet-Explorer-Optional-amd64'
32            - 'TFTP'
33            - 'SMB1Protocol'
34            - 'Client-ProjFS'
35            - 'Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux'
36    condition: all of selection_*
37falsepositives:
38    - Legitimate usage of the features listed in the rule.
39level: medium

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