New DNS ServerLevelPluginDll Installed

Detects the installation of a DNS plugin DLL via ServerLevelPluginDll parameter in registry, which can be used to execute code in context of the DNS server (restart required)

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 1title: New DNS ServerLevelPluginDll Installed
 2id: e61e8a88-59a9-451c-874e-70fcc9740d67
 3related:
 4    - id: cbe51394-cd93-4473-b555-edf0144952d9
 5      type: derived
 6    - id: f63b56ee-3f79-4b8a-97fb-5c48007e8573
 7      type: derived
 8status: test
 9description: Detects the installation of a DNS plugin DLL via ServerLevelPluginDll parameter in registry, which can be used to execute code in context of the DNS server (restart required)
10references:
11    - https://medium.com/@esnesenon/feature-not-bug-dnsadmin-to-dc-compromise-in-one-line-a0f779b8dc83
12    - https://blog.3or.de/hunting-dns-server-level-plugin-dll-injection.html
13author: Florian Roth (Nextron Systems)
14date: 2017/05/08
15modified: 2023/08/17
16tags:
17    - attack.defense_evasion
18    - attack.t1574.002
19    - attack.t1112
20logsource:
21    product: windows
22    category: registry_set
23detection:
24    selection:
25        TargetObject|endswith: '\services\DNS\Parameters\ServerLevelPluginDll'
26    condition: selection
27falsepositives:
28    - Unknown
29level: high

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