Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Quick Malware Analysis: IcedID with DarkVNC and Cobalt Strike pcap from 2022-07-26

Thanks to Brad Duncan for sharing this pcap!
https://www.malware-traffic-analysis.net/2022/07/26/index.html

We did a quick analysis of this pcap on the latest version of Security Onion via so-import-pcap:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/so-import-pcap.html

The screenshots below show some of the interesting Suricata alerts, Zeek logs, and session transcripts.

About Security Onion

Security Onion is a versatile and scalable platform that can run on small virtual machines and can also scale up to the opposite end of the hardware spectrum to take advantage of extremely powerful server-class machines.  Security Onion can also scale horizontally, growing from a standalone single-machine deployment to a full distributed deployment with tens or hundreds of machines as dictated by your enterprise visibility needs.

To learn more about Security Onion, please see:
https://securityonion.net
https://securityonion.net/docs

More Samples

Find all of our Quick Malware posts at:
https://blog.securityonion.net/search/label/quick%20malware%20analysis

Screenshots

Click the first image to start the screenshot tour:


















Thursday, July 21, 2022

Security Onion Documentation printed book now updated for Security Onion 2.3.140!

Many folks have asked for a printed version of our official online documentation and we're excited to provide that!  Whether you work on airgap networks or simply want a portable reference that doesn't require an Internet connection or batteries, this is what you've been asking for.


Thanks to Richard Bejtlich for writing the inspiring foreword!


Proceeds go to the Rural Technology Fund!


This 20220715 edition has been updated for Security Onion 2.3.140 and includes a 20% discount code for our on-demand training!


This book covers the following Security Onion topics:

  • First Time Users
  • Getting Started
  • Security Onion Console (SOC)
  • Analyst VM
  • Network Visibility
  • Host Visibility
  • Logs
  • Updating
  • Accounts
  • Services
  • Customizing for Your Environment
  • Tuning
  • Tricks and Tips
  • Utilities
Q&A

What is the difference between this book and the online documentation?

This book is the online documentation formatted specifically for print.  It also includes an inspiring foreword by Richard Bejtlich that is not available anywhere else!  Proceeds go to the Rural Technology Fund!  Finally, the printed book includes a 20% discount code for our on-demand training.

Who should get this book?

You should get this book if you work on airgap networks or simply want a portable reference that doesn't require an Internet connection or batteries! Also anyone who wants to donate to a worthy cause like Rural Technology Fund!

What is the difference between this edition and the previous edition?

This edition has been updated for Security Onion 2.3.140!

Where do we get it?

https://securityonion.net/book


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Quick Malware Analysis: Emotet with Cobalt Strike pcap from 2022-07-07

Thanks to Brad Duncan for sharing this pcap!
https://www.malware-traffic-analysis.net/2022/07/07/index.html

We did a quick analysis of this pcap on the latest version of Security Onion via so-import-pcap:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/so-import-pcap.html

The screenshots below show some of the interesting alerts, metadata, and session transcripts.

About Security Onion

Security Onion is a free and open platform that can run on small virtual machines and can also scale up to the opposite end of the hardware spectrum to take advantage of extremely powerful server-class machines.  Security Onion can also scale horizontally, growing from a standalone single-machine deployment to a full distributed deployment with tens or hundreds of machines as dictated by your enterprise visibility needs.

To learn more about Security Onion, please see:
https://securityonion.net
https://securityonion.net/docs

More Samples

Find all of our Quick Malware posts at:
https://blog.securityonion.net/search/label/quick%20malware%20analysis

Screenshots

Click the first image to start the screenshot tour:

























Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Security Onion 2.3.140 20220719 Hotfix Now Available!

We recently released Security Onion 2.3.140:
https://blog.securityonion.net/2022/07/security-onion-23140-now-available.html

Today, we are releasing a hotfix that addresses a few issues in the update process:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/release-notes.html#hotfix-20220719-changes

New Installations

If you want to perform a new installation, please review the documentation and then you can find instructions here:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/download.html

Existing 2.3 Installations

If you already updated to Security Onion 2.3.140 successfully, then you don't need to install this hotfix.

If you tried to update 2.3.140 and it failed, please see our support options:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/support.html

If you haven't yet attempted to update to 2.3.140, then you should review all links at the top of this page so that you are aware of all recent changes.

WARNING! If you have an existing Security Onion 2.3 installation and update to Security Onion 2.3.140 or higher, the Elastic components will undergo a major version upgrade to version 8. Please review and follow the steps at the link below. Failure to do so could result in loss of access to all data stored inside of Elastic and a non-functioning Security Onion installation.

https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/soup.html#elastic-8

Please be aware that custom settings in Kibana may be overwritten during upgrade. We recommend that you test the upgrade process on a test deployment before deploying to production. If you have a distributed deployment, then we recommend monitoring SOC Grid while your update is running to verify that all nodes update properly. If there are issues, you can review logs, services, and containers for any additional clues. If you need help, please see our support information below.

If you have custom Elasticsearch templates, please see:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/elasticsearch.html#custom-templates

For more information about the update process, please see:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/soup.html

Security Onion 16.04

If you are still running Security Onion 16.04, please note that it is past End Of Life. Please take this opportunity to upgrade to Security Onion 2:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/appendix.html

Questions or Problems

If you have questions or problems, please see our support options:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/support.html

Monday, July 18, 2022

Security Onion 2.3.140 now available including Elastic 8.3.2, Suricata 6.0.6, Salt 3004.2, and much more!

Security Onion 2.3.140 is now available! It includes new features and resolves a few issues:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/release-notes.html#changes

Dashboards

Our updated Dashboards app now allows tables and charts to be maximized to fill the entire pane:

Cases

Our updated Cases app now supports adding multiple observables of the same type:



Updates

This release also updates many components including:

  • Elastic 8.3.2
  • Suricata 6.0.6
  • Salt 3004.2
  • Kratos 0.10.1
  • Redmine 4.2.7

TheHive

As a reminder, we have fully transitioned from TheHive to Cases. TheHive is no longer included or supported.

Documentation

You can find our documentation here:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/

Documentation is always a work in progress and some documentation may be missing or incorrect. Please let us know if you notice any issues.

New Installations

If you want to perform a new installation, please review the documentation and then you can find instructions here:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/download.html

Existing 2.3 Installations

WARNING! If you have an existing Security Onion 2.3 installation and update to Security Onion 2.3.140 or higher, the Elastic components will undergo a major version upgrade to version 8. Please review and follow the steps at the link below. Failure to do so could result in loss of access to all data stored inside of Elastic and a non-functioning Security Onion installation.
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/soup.html#elastic-8

Please be aware that custom settings in Kibana may be overwritten during upgrade. We recommend that you test the upgrade process on a test deployment before deploying to production. If you have a distributed deployment, then we recommend monitoring SOC Grid while your update is running to verify that all nodes update properly. If there are issues, you can review logs, services, and containers for any additional clues. If you need help, please see our support information below.

If you have custom Elasticsearch templates, please see:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/elasticsearch.html#custom-templates

For more information about the update process, please see:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/soup.html

AWS Marketplace

For new Security Onion 2 installations on AWS, Security Onion 2.3.140 will soon be available on AWS Marketplace via the official Security Onion 2 AMI:
https://securityonion.net/aws/?ref=_ptnr_soc_blog_220714

AMI Documentation:
https://securityonion.net/docs/cloud-ami

Existing Security Onion 2 AMI users should use the "soup" command to upgrade:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/soup.html

Azure Marketplace

For new Security Onion 2 installations on Azure, Security Onion 2.3.140 will soon be available on the Azure Marketplace!
https://securityonion.net/azure

Azure Documentation:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/cloud-azure.html

Existing Security Onion 2 users on Azure should use the "soup" command to upgrade:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/soup.html

Security Onion 16.04 EOL

As a reminder, Security Onion 16.04 has reached End Of Life (EOL):
https://blog.securityonion.net/2021/04/security-onion-1604-has-reached-end-of.html

If you're still running Security Onion 16.04, please see the following for upgrade options:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/appendix.html

Questions or Problems

If you have questions or problems, please see our community support forum guidelines:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/community-support.html

You can then find the community support forum at:
https://securityonion.net/discuss

Thanks

Lots of love went into this release!

Special thanks to all our folks working so hard to make this release happen!

  • Josh Brower
  • Jason Ertel
  • Wes Lambert
  • Josh Patterson
  • Mike Reeves

Conference

Registration is now open for Augusta Cyber Week in Augusta GA from September 26, 2022 through October 1, 2022! This includes 4-day Security Onion training, Security Onion Conference, and BSidesAugusta. These are separate events, but if you sign up for the 4-day training class, you get a FREE non-transferable ticket to both Security Onion Conference and BSidesAugusta!

4-day Security Onion training:
https://bsidesaugusta.org/training/#SecurityOnion

Security Onion Conference 2022:
https://socaugusta2022.eventbrite.com/

BSidesAugusta:
https://bsidesaugusta.org/

Hope to see you there!

Training

Need training? Start with our free Security Onion Essentials training and then take a look at some of our other official Security Onion training!

https://securityonion.net/training

Hardware Appliances

We know Security Onion's hardware needs, and our appliances are the perfect match for the platform. Leave the hardware research, testing, and support to us, so you can focus on what's important for your organization. Not only will you have confidence that your Security Onion deployment is running on the best-suited hardware, you will also be supporting future development and maintenance of the Security Onion project!

https://securityonionsolutions.com/hardware

Screenshot Tour

If you want the quickest and easiest way to try out Security Onion 2, just follow the screenshots below to install an Import node and then optionally enable the Analyst Workstation. This can be done in a minimal VM with only 4GB RAM! For more information, please see:

https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.3/first-time-users.html
















































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