Name Collect Data from Registries
Summary An adversary exploits a weakness in authorization to gather system-specific data and sensitive information within a registry (e.g., Windows Registry, Mac plist). These contain information about the system configuration, software, operating system, and security. The adversary can leverage information gathered in order to carry out further attacks.
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). The adversary must have capability to navigate the operating system to peruse the registry.
Solutions Employ a robust and layered defensive posture in order to prevent unauthorized users on your system. Employ robust identification and audit/blocking via whitelisting of applications on your system. Unnecessary applications, utilities, and configurations will have a presence in the system registry that can be leveraged by an adversary through this attack pattern.
Related Weaknesses
CWE ID Description
CWE-285 Improper Authorization
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