FortiSIEM Rules

Windows: PrinterNightmare Mimimkatz Driver Name

Rule ID


Default Status



Detects static QMS 810 and mimikatz driver name used by Mimikatz to exploit CVE-2021-1675 and CVE-2021-34527. Mimikatz is a open source malware program that is commonly used by hackers and security professionals to extract sensitive information, such as passwords and credentials, from a system's memory. If the adversaries are using Mimikatz to perform the attack, then a print driver named QMS 810 will be created. This rule is adapted from







Persistence consists of techniques that adversaries use to keep access to systems across restarts, changed credentials, and other interruptions that could cut off their access. Techniques used for persistence include any access, action, or configuration changes that let them maintain their foothold on systems, such as replacing or hijacking legitimate code or adding startup code.

MITRE ATT&CK® Techniques

No Technique Specified



Data Source

Windows Sysmon via FortiSIEM Agent



Remediation Guidance

Mimikatz is intended to be used by penetration testers and security red teams to simulate a real cyberthreat. Investigate whether the user needs to really run Mimikatz. Investigate what other incidents are occurring on that host during that time frame. Check if the host is vulnerable to PrinterNightmare vulnerabilities - CVE-2021-1675 ( and CVE-2021-34527( If necessary, rebuild the host from a known, good source and have the user change their password.

Time Window

If the following pattern or patterns match an ingested event within the given time window in seconds, trigger an incident.

300 seconds

Trigger Conditions

If the following defined pattern/s occur within a 300 second time window.


SubPattern Definitions

SubPattern Name: Filter

This is the named definition of the event query, this is important if multiple subpatterns are defined to distinguish them.

SubPattern Query

This is the query logic that matches incoming events

eventType REGEXP "Win-Sysmon-12-Registry-.*|Win-Sysmon-13-Registry-.*|Win-Sysmon-14-Registry-.*" AND ((regKeyPath REGEXP ".*\\Control\\Print\\Environments\\Windows x64\\Drivers\\Version-3\\QMS 810\\.*|.*\\Control\\Print\\Environments\\Windows x64\\Drivers\\Version-3\\mimikatz.*" OR (regKeyPath REGEXP ".*legitprinter.*" AND regKeyPath REGEXP ".*\\Control\\Print\\Environments\\Windows.*")) OR (regKeyPath REGEXP ".*\\Control\\Print\\Environments.*|.*\\CurrentVersion\\Print\\Printers.*" AND regKeyPath REGEXP ".*Gentil Kiwi.*|.*Kiwi Legit Printer.*|.*mimikatz printer.*"))

Group by Attributes

This defines how matching events are aggregated, only events with the same matching attribute values are grouped into one unique incident ID


Aggregate Constraint

This is most typically a numerical constraint that defines when the rule should trigger an incident

COUNT(*) >= 1

Incident Attribute Mapping

This section defines which fields in matching raw events should be mapped to the incident attributes in the resulting incident.

The available raw event attributes to map are limited to the group by attributes and the aggregate event constraint fields for each subpattern

hostName = Filter.hostName,
regKeyPath = Filter.regKeyPath