Thursday, June 1, 2023

Security Onion 2.4 Beta 3 Release Now Available Including our First ISO Image for 2.4!

We recently released the second Beta version of Security Onion 2.4:
https://blog.securityonion.net/2023/04/security-onion-24-beta-2-release-now.html

Today, we are excited to release the third Beta version of Security Onion 2.4 and this includes our first ISO image for 2.4!

Release Notes

Please review the Release Notes for changes in this release:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.4/release-notes.html

Known Issues

Here are some known issues that should be resolved in later releases:

  • You cannot do an in-place upgrade from 2.3 to 2.4. We are still investigating data migration.
  • Upgrades from this 2.4 Beta release to anything else will not be supported. Starting in RC2 we will support soup to upgrade 2.4 grids.
  • Ubuntu 20.04 support is not available until RC1. This has to do with a 3rd party dependency. 
  • ATT&CK Navigator doesn’t work correctly yet.
  • so-import-evtx imports logs but they don't get parsed correctly.
  • The following installation modes are NOT supported at this time:
    • Heavy Node
    • Receiver Node
    • Analyst Workstation

Transition from 2.3 to 2.4

When we release the final version of Security Onion 2.4, we will announce an End Of Life (EOL) date for Security Onion 2.3. Security Onion 2.3 will continue to receive security patches and priority bug fixes until it reaches EOL.

Documentation

You can find 2.4 documentation at:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.4/

Documentation is always a work in progress. If you find documentation that needs to be updated, please let us know as described in the Feedback section below.

Warnings and Disclaimers

  • This is Beta software. It is not a finished product.
  • Beta software is not officially supported for production usage.
  • Ask your doctor if Beta software is right for you.
  • Using Beta software can cause a disruption in the space time continuum.
  • If it breaks, you get to keep both pieces!

Enough warnings and disclaimers? Let’s go!

Installation

We highly recommend starting with an IMPORT installation as shown at:
https://docs.securityonion.net/en/2.4/first-time-users.html

Once you’re comfortable with your IMPORT installation, then you can move on to more advanced installations.

Questions, Problems, and Feedback

If you have any questions or problems relating to Security Onion 2.4, please use the new 2.4 category at our Discussions site:
https://github.com/Security-Onion-Solutions/securityonion/discussions/categories/2-4

We welcome your detailed feedback!

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