Thursday, January 29, 2015

$500 Early Bird discount for expanded 4-day Security Onion class in Atlanta GA

Our Security Onion onsite class is expanding to 4 days!  This first 4-day session will be in Atlanta GA.

If you register before February 13, you can use the following discount code for $500 off!
early-bird-41173

For more details and to register, please see:
https://security-onion-class-20150309.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New NSM/setup/sostat packages

I've updated the NSM, setup, and sostat packages and the new package versions are as follows:
 securityonion-nsmnow-admin-scripts - 20120724-0ubuntu0securityonion110
 securityonion-setup - 20120912-0ubuntu0securityonion130
 securityonion-sostat - 20120722-0ubuntu0securityonion32

These new packages have been tested by the following (thanks!):
David Zawdie
Mike Pilkington

Issues Resolved

Issue 663: sosetup: sosetup.conf SGUIL_CLIENT_PASSWORD_1 should say Sguil/Squert/ELSA/Snorby
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=663

Issue 664: sosetup: run Bro as non-root user
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=664

Issue 666: sostat: run Bro as non-root user
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=666

Issue 665: NSM: run Bro as non-root user
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=665

Issue 676: NSM: run Sguil as non-root user
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=676

Issue 671: NSM: /etc/cron.d/sensor-clean needs 2>&1
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=671

Release Notes
If you normally restart Bro with "sudo broctl restart", this will restart Bro as root.  To restart Bro as a non-root user, please use "sudo nsm_sensor_ps-restart --only-bro" instead.

Screenshots
Update Process

After updating, stop all processes with "sudo service nsm stop" and then...

...restart all processes with "sudo service nsm start" so that they will now be running as a non-root user

Updating
The new packages are now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

Monday, January 26, 2015

New version of sguil-db-purge helps prevent Sguil uncategorized events from getting out of control

We have a new version of sguil-db-purge which should help prevent your Sguil uncategorized events from getting out of control.  sguil-db-purge now adds a new configuration parameter to /etc/nsm/securityonion.conf called UNCAT_MAX (and sets it to 100000 by default).  If the number of Sguil uncategorized events is higher than UNCAT_MAX, then sguil-db-purge will categorize the oldest events until UNCAT_MAX is reached.

I've packaged this new version and it has been tested by David Zawdie (thanks!).

The new package version is:
 securityonion-sguil-db-purge - 20120722-0ubuntu0securityonion10

Issues Resolved

Issue 672: sguil-db-purge: check for UNCAT_MAX
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=672

Updating
The new package is now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

Screenshots

The next time sguil-db-purge runs, it adds UNCAT_MAX=100000 to /etc/nsm/securityonion.conf

If there are less than UNCAT_MAX uncategorized events, no action is necessary

If we set UNCAT_MAX to a number smaller than our number of uncategorized events...

...then sguil-db-purge categorizes the oldest events until we get down to UNCAT_MAX


Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Next session of Security Onion 101

The first run of Security Onion 101 sold out quickly, so we're going to run another session of the same class on Thursday, February 5.  It will be later in the day to be more convenient for folks on the US West Coast.

For more details and to register, please see:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/9z73w/catalog/8119062504158470144

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New salt and securityonion-onionsalt packages

SaltStack has updated their salt packages and I've updated our securityonion-onionsalt packages.

New packages:
python-urllib3 - 1.7.1-2~precise+1
python-requests_2.0.0-1
salt - 2014.7.0+ds-2precise3
securityonion-onionsalt - 20140917-0ubuntu0securityonion19

These new packages have been tested by the following (thanks!):
Ryan Peck
David Zawdie

Issues Resolved
Issue 642: Update Salt packages/scripts to 2014.7.0
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=642

Issue 619: Onionsalt: backup /opt/onionsalt/pillar/top.sls
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=619

Issue 661: Onionsalt: replicate /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicrules/
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=661

Updating
The new packages are now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

Suricata 2.0.6

Suricata 2.0.6 was recently released:
http://suricata-ids.org/2015/01/15/suricata-2-0-6-available/

I've packaged Suricata 2.0.6 and it has been tested by David Zawdie (thanks!).

The new package version is:
securityonion-suricata - 2.0.6-0ubuntu0securityonion1

Issues Resolved

Issue 673: Suricata 2.0.6
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=673

Updating
The new package is now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

This update will back up each of your existing suricata.yaml files to suricata.yaml.bak.  You'll then need to do the following:

  • re-apply any local customizations to suricata.yaml
  • update ruleset and restart Suricata as follows:
    sudo rule-update


Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First Online Training Session is next Thursday, January 22

Many folks have asked about online training.  Our first online training session will be a 3-hour introduction to Security Onion and will be next Thursday, January 22.

For more details and to register, please see:
https://attendee.gototraining.com/9z73w/catalog/8119062504158470144

Monday, January 12, 2015

New securityonion-samples packages

I've added some new securityonion-samples packages:

securityonion-samples-mta - 20150103-0ubuntu0securityonion1
(from http://malware-traffic-analysis.net/, thanks Brad!)

securityonion-samples-shellshock - 20140926-0ubuntu0securityonion1
(from https://github.com/broala/bro-shellshock, thanks Seth!)

These new packages should resolve the following issue:

Issue 667: New packages for shellshock and malware-traffic-analysis samples
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=667

Screenshots
Installing new samples packages

/opt/samples/mta/ directory

/opt/samples/shellshock/ directory

Using tcpreplay to replay shellshock traffic

ELSA showing Bro notice for ShellShock Exploit

Using tcpreplay to replay malware-traffic-analysis traffic

Sguil alerts from malware-traffic-analysis traffic


Installing
The new packages are now available in our stable repo.  You'll need to use "sudo apt-get install" to install them as shown in the screenshot above.

Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

New ELSA packages parse country code out of Bro conn.log

I've updated the ELSA packages to parse the responder country code out of the Bro conn.log.  The new packages are as follows:

securityonion-elsa-extras - 20131117-1ubuntu0securityonion53
securityonion-web-page - 20141015-0ubuntu0securityonion13

These new packages should resolve the following issues:

Issue 656: ELSA: update parser for bro_conn to parse country code
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=656

Issue 659: securityonion-web-page: add ELSA query for bro_conn groupby:resp_country_code
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=659

These new packages have been tested by David Zawdie (thanks!).

Screenshots
Update process

Connections - Groupby Resp Country: group connections by responder country code

Updating
The new packages are now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New NSM and Setup packages resolve several issues

I've updated the NSM and Setup packages to resolve several issues.  The new packages are as follows:

securityonion-nsmnow-admin-scripts - 20120724-0ubuntu0securityonion99
securityonion-setup - 20120912-0ubuntu0securityonion127

These new packages should resolve the following issues:

Issue 658: NSM: fix umask on Snort unified2 output
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=658

Issue 548: NSM: run barnyard2 as non-root user
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=548

Issue 649: nsm_all_del_quick: check for /etc/nsm/servertab and /etc/nsm/sensortab before trying to read
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=649

Issue 598: so-snorby-wipe
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=598

Issue 610: NSM: ossec_agent alert level should be configurable
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=610

Issue 660: Setup: add OSSEC_AGENT_LEVEL to /etc/nsm/securityonion.conf
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=660


These new packages have been tested by David Zawdie (thanks!).

Screenshots
Run "sudo nsm_sensor_ps-restart" to restart ossec_agent, snort, and barnyard2

/etc/nsm/securityonion.conf now contains OSSEC_AGENT_LEVEL

Snort unified2 output now has proper permissions

Barnyard2 is now running as a non-root user
 
If you need to wipe the alerts in the Snorby database, you can now use so-snorby-wipe

Updating
The new packages are now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Suricata 2.0.5

Suricata 2.0.5 was recently released:
http://www.openinfosecfoundation.org/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest-news/201-suricata-205-available

I've packaged Suricata 2.0.5 and it has been tested by David Zawdie (thanks!).

The new package version is:
securityonion-suricata - 2.0.5-0ubuntu0securityonion1

Issues Resolved

Issue 655: Suricata 2.0.5
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/issues/detail?id=655

Updating
The new package is now available in our stable repo.  Please see the following page for full update instructions:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/Upgrade

This update will back up each of your existing suricata.yaml files to suricata.yaml.bak.  You'll then need to do the following:

  • re-apply any local customizations to suricata.yaml
  • update ruleset and restart Suricata as follows:

sudo rule-update

Feedback
If you have any questions or problems, please use our security-onion mailing list:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/MailingLists

Commercial Support
Need training and/or commercial support?  Please see:
http://securityonionsolutions.com

Help Wanted
If you and/or your organization have found value in Security Onion, please consider giving back to the community by joining one of our teams:
https://code.google.com/p/security-onion/wiki/TeamMembers

Thanks!

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