You probably noticed as you used Mythic that there's a status associated with your task. This status goes through a variety of words/colors depending on where things are in the pipeline and what the agent has done with the task. This provides a way for the operator to know what's happening behind the scenes.
By default, a task goes through the following stages with the following statuses:
preprocessing- The task is being sent to the Payload Type container for processing (parsing arguments, confirming values, doing RPC functionality to register files, etc)
submitted- The task is now ready for an agent to pick it up
processing- The task has been picked up by an agent, but there hasn't been any response back yet
processed- The task has at least one response, but the agent hasn't marked it as done yet.
completed- The task is marked as completed by the agent and there wasn't an error in execution
error:*- The agent report back a status of "error"
The agent can set the status of the task to anything it wants as part of its normal
post_responseinformation. Similarly, in a task's
create_taskingfunction, you're free to set the
task.statusvalue. Anything of the
error:*format will show up as red in the Mythic UI as an error for the user.