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CAPEC-581: Security Software Footprinting

Attack Pattern ID: 581
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
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+ Description
Adversaries may attempt to get a listing of security tools that are installed on the system and their configurations. This may include security related system features (such as a built-in firewall or anti-spyware) as well as third-party security software.
+ Relationships
Section HelpThis table shows the other attack patterns and high level categories that are related to this attack pattern. These relationships are defined as ChildOf and ParentOf, and give insight to similar items that may exist at higher and lower levels of abstraction. In addition, relationships such as CanFollow, PeerOf, and CanAlsoBe are defined to show similar attack patterns that the user may want to explore.
ChildOfStandard Attack PatternStandard Attack Pattern - A standard level attack pattern in CAPEC is focused on a specific methodology or technique used in an attack. It is often seen as a singular piece of a fully executed attack. A standard attack pattern is meant to provide sufficient details to understand the specific technique and how it attempts to accomplish a desired goal. A standard level attack pattern is a specific type of a more abstract meta level attack pattern.580System Footprinting
Section HelpThis table shows the views that this attack pattern belongs to and top level categories within that view.
+ Mitigations
Identify programs that may be used to acquire security tool information and block them by using a software restriction policy or tools that restrict program execution by using a process allowlist.
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Relevant to the ATT&CK taxonomy mapping
Entry IDEntry Name
1518.001Software Discovery:Security Software Discovery
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2015-11-09CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2018-07-31CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated References
2020-07-30CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Updated Mitigations, Taxonomy_Mappings
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