Name Identify Shared Files/Directories on System
Summary 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.
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).
Solutions 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 whitelisting tools.
Related Weaknesses
CWE ID Description
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor
CWE-267 Privilege Defined With Unsafe Actions
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