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CAPEC-643: Identify Shared Files/Directories on System

Attack Pattern ID: 643
Abstraction: Detailed
Status: Draft
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+ Description
An adversary discovers connections between systems by exploiting the target system's standard practice of revealing them in searchable, common areas. Through the identification of shared folders/drives between systems, the adversary may further their goals of locating and collecting sensitive information/files, or map potential routes for lateral movement within the network.
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+ Relationships
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+ Prerequisites
The adversary must have obtained logical access to the system by some means (e.g., via obtained credentials or planting malware on the system).
+ Skills Required
[Level: Low]
Once the adversary has logical access (which can potentially require high knowledge and skill level), the adversary needs only the capability and facility to navigate the system through the OS graphical user interface or the command line. The adversary, or their malware, can simply employ a set of commands that search for shared drives on the system (e.g., net view \\remote system or net share).
+ Resources Required
None: No specialized resources are required to execute this type of attack.
+ Consequences
Section HelpThis table specifies different individual consequences associated with the attack pattern. The Scope identifies the security property that is violated, while the Impact describes the negative technical impact that arises if an adversary succeeds in their attack. The Likelihood provides information about how likely the specific consequence is expected to be seen relative to the other consequences in the list. For example, there may be high likelihood that a pattern will be used to achieve a certain impact, but a low likelihood that it will be exploited to achieve a different impact.
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+ Mitigations
Identify unnecessary system utilities or potentially malicious software that may contain functionality to identify network share information, and audit and/or block them by using allowlist tools.
+ Taxonomy Mappings
Relevant to the ATT&CK taxonomy mapping
Entry IDEntry Name
1135Network Share Discovery
+ Content History
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2018-07-31CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
Modification DateModifierOrganization
2020-07-30CAPEC Content TeamThe MITRE Corporation
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