|T1562.001||Disable or Modify Tools|
|T1562.002||Disable Windows Event Logging|
|T1562.003||Impair Command History Logging|
|T1562.004||Disable or Modify System Firewall|
|T1562.007||Disable or Modify Cloud Firewall|
|T1562.008||Disable or Modify Cloud Logs|
|T1562.009||Safe Mode Boot|
|T1562.011||Spoof Security Alerting|
|T1562.012||Disable or Modify Linux Audit System|
Adversaries may downgrade or use a version of system features that may be outdated, vulnerable, and/or does not support updated security controls. Downgrade attacks typically take advantage of a system’s backward compatibility to force it into less secure modes of operation.
Adversaries may downgrade and use various less-secure versions of features of a system, such as Command and Scripting Interpreters or even network protocols that can be abused to enable Adversary-in-the-Middle or Network Sniffing. For example, PowerShell versions 5+ includes Script Block Logging (SBL) which can record executed script content. However, adversaries may attempt to execute a previous version of PowerShell that does not support SBL with the intent to Impair Defenses while running malicious scripts that may have otherwise been detected.
|M1042||Disable or Remove Feature or Program||
Consider removing previous versions of tools that are unnecessary to the environment when possible.
Consider implementing policies on internal web servers, such HTTP Strict Transport Security, that enforce the use of HTTPS/network traffic encryption to prevent insecure connections.
|ID||Data Source||Data Component||Detects|
Monitor for commands or other activity that may be indicative of attempts to abuse older or deprecated technologies (ex:
Monitor newly executed processes that may downgrade or use a version of system features that may be outdated, vulnerable, and/or does not support updated security controls such as logging.
Monitor contextual data about a running process, which may include information such as environment variables, image name, user/owner, or other information that may reveal use of a version of system features that may be outdated, vulnerable, and/or does not support updated security controls such as logging. For example, monitoring for Windows event ID (EID) 400, specifically the