Potential Persistence Via Excel Add-in - Registry

Detect potential persistence via the creation of an excel add-in (XLL) file to make it run automatically when Excel is started.

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 1title: Potential Persistence Via Excel Add-in - Registry
 2id: 961e33d1-4f86-4fcf-80ab-930a708b2f82
 3status: test
 4description: Detect potential persistence via the creation of an excel add-in (XLL) file to make it run automatically when Excel is started.
 5references:
 6    - https://github.com/redcanaryco/atomic-red-team/blob/4ae9580a1a8772db87a1b6cdb0d03e5af231e966/atomics/T1137.006/T1137.006.md
 7    - https://labs.withsecure.com/publications/add-in-opportunities-for-office-persistence
 8author: frack113
 9date: 2023/01/15
10modified: 2023/08/17
11tags:
12    - attack.persistence
13    - attack.t1137.006
14logsource:
15    product: windows
16    category: registry_set
17detection:
18    selection:
19        TargetObject|contains: 'Software\Microsoft\Office\'
20        TargetObject|endswith: '\Excel\Options'
21        Details|startswith: '/R '
22        Details|endswith: '.xll'
23    condition: selection
24falsepositives:
25    - Unknown
26level: high

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