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Known Issues for Splunk Enterprise Security

The following are issues and workarounds for this version of Splunk Enterprise Security.

Highlighted issues

Date filed Issue number Description
2018-02-20 SOLNESS-14637 Splunk Web doesn't start after upgrading Splunk Enterprise Security

Workaround:
Remove Advanced XML module folder and contents from the installation.

For instance:

 $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/SA-Utils
/appserver/modules/SOLNLookupEditor
 

Uncategorized issues

Date filed Issue number Description
2020-04-09 SOLNESS-22356 Suppressing notable event gives a javascript error when the title contains special characters such as

Workaround:
Update the Correlation Search to remove a list of special characters that have special meaning in regex, so the title of the Notable Event will not have these characters:
[\^$.|?*+()


2020-03-23 SOLNESS-22110 Threat Intelligence: Maxmind ASN database can no longer be consumed
2020-02-28 SOLNESS-21907, SOLNESS-21911 Threat Intelligence Manager: Incomplete/Orphaned stanzas will cause the manager to exit
2020-02-24 SOLNESS-21848 Threat Intelligence Framework: Files in pickup dirs when sinkhole not in use causing large SHC Snapshots
2020-02-24 SOLNESS-21847 Threat Intelligence Framework: When download is anything other than TAXII we change file extension
2020-02-13 SOLNESS-21783 Incident Review does not load when read permissions on pertinent lookups are limited to select roles
2020-01-07 SOLNESS-21102, SOLNESS-21222 Risk Framework: Lookup Gen search are not dedup mv fields which is skewing results on IR Page
2020-01-05 SOLNESS-21093 "Endpoint Changes" dashboard panels missing "datamodel=" resulting in missing results from "Endpoint.Filesystem" datamodel

Workaround:
The panels for "Endpoint Changes By Action", "Endpoint Changes By Type" and "Endpoint Changes By System"

all have the first | tstats missing a "datamodel="

| `tstats` count from Endpoint.Filesystem where Filesystem.tag="change" by _time,Filesystem.action span=10m ...


Can be changed to this as a workaround:

| `tstats` count from datamodel=Endpoint.Filesystem where Filesystem.tag="change" by _time,Filesystem.action span=10m
...
2019-12-10 SOLNESS-20951, SOLNESS-20994 Postinstall fails when upgrading due to error enabling modular inputs

Workaround:
The enablement of modular inputs during post-install can lead to failures if the role performing the install is missing capabilities.


Verify the role being used to install (i.e. role_admin) inherits the additional roles shipped by ES (ess_admin, ess_analyst, ess_user) and re-run setup.

2019-10-02 SOLNESS-20348 Per Panel Filters: When applied prevent results from being shown

Workaround:
Do not use per-panel filtering on the Threat Activity page or disable it by nulling out the ppf token in DA-ESS-ThreatIntelligence/default/data/ui/views/threat_activity.xml


 <set token="ppf"></set>
2019-09-30 SOLNESS-20299 Bug in libtaxii causing TLS handshake failure on TAXII feeds

Workaround:
Update libtaxii to version 1.1.114 in SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/SA-ThreatIntelligence/contrib
2019-08-23 SOLNESS-19854, SOLNESS-20018 Attempt to 'stop managing' produces an error : coud not be found
2019-08-20 SOLNESS-19835 Content Management: Audit - Index Readiness search consuming to many disk resources
2019-07-16 SOLNESS-19413, SOLNESS-20461 Threat Intelligence Samples Removed in ES 6.0
2019-07-04 SOLNESS-19368 iplocation has a field called 'lon' in Splunk and 'long' in Enterprise Security
2019-06-28 SOLNESS-19321 Dropdown menus on ES Configuration Health & HTTP Category Analysis look odd when an investigation has been selected
2019-06-20 SOLNESS-19277 Manual Notable Event Creation: orig_time does not persist proper _time from event
2019-06-13 SOLNESS-19167, SOLNESS-19186 Next Steps disappear when creating Short ID.
2019-05-29 SOLNESS-19047 Drilldowns from XML pages with special characters opens empty search page

Workaround:
Upgrade to Splunk 7.1.8, 7.2.8, 7.3.2
2019-05-15 SOLNESS-18935 Analytic Story Details View - Empty References Bullet
2019-05-03 SOLNESS-18821 Asset/Identity Investigators on first load progress balls on bottom of page and side of page need to be removed
2019-05-01 SOLNESS-18806, SOLNESS-18659 IP Intelligence Threat Retention Search is not working due to threat_key name of a lookup
2019-04-30 SOLNESS-18801, SOLNESS-18790 SA-ThreatIntelligence/default/savedsearches.conf has action.keyindicator.drilldown_uri key twice
2019-04-30 SOLNESS-18800, SOLNESS-18789 SA-EndpointProtection/default/savedsearches.conf has schedule_window key twice
2019-04-26 SOLNESS-18773 "No module named six" import error from various scripts on 5.3.0 + Windows

Workaround:
Contact support to get the replacement log.py script that is attached to the jira issue. Replace log.py in the following locations:
$SPLUNK_HOME\etc\apps\SA-Utils\lib\SolnCommon\log.py
$SPLUNK_HOME\etc\apps\SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite\lib\SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite\log.py

 

2019-04-26 SOLNESS-18774, SOLNESS-18659 IP Intelligence Threat Retention Search is not working due to threat_key name of a lookup
2019-04-12 SOLNESS-18662 whois modular input does not permit realm specifications for api_user or proxy_user

Workaround:
Remove realm from credential.
2019-04-12 SOLNESS-18661 Hardcoded http URI in whois_handlers.py
2019-04-11 SOLNESS-18656, SOLNESS-19159 Identity correlation not favoring string lookup over CIDR when max_memtable_bytes exceeded
2019-04-08 SOLNESS-18603 Incident Review: eventCount does not match resultCount causing display issues (such as events being displayed twice)

Workaround:
Set phased_execution_mode to singlethreaded


## limits.conf
[search]
phased_execution_mode = singlethreaded


2019-04-01 SOLNESS-18541, SOLNESS-18325 Asset Investigator: drilldown for notables isn't working
2019-04-01 SOLNESS-18539, SOLNESS-18376, SOLNESS-18765 IR: cs link has target=_bank causing windows to be re-used
2019-04-01 SOLNESS-18535, SOLNESS-18437 SDL editor: editor reports "cannot create lookup" when invalid cron schedule has been entered
2019-03-29 SOLNESS-18521, SOLNESS-18523 Adaptive Response's are being truncated in the correlation search editor page
2019-03-28 SOLNESS-18518, SOLNESS-18993 ES AR UI fully breaks on single "bad" AR HTML UI
2019-03-25 SOLNESS-18447, SOLNESS-18534 Progress bar freezes when deleting multiple investigations

Workaround:
Refresh the page. The investigations are still deleted.
2019-03-15 SOLNESS-18377, SPL-167855 Workbench: custom visualizations don't work in workbench
2019-02-12 SOLNESS-17965 "Email Address Matches" generating search not domain matching properly

Workaround:
The following override can be applied locally or via the UI:


## DA-ESS-ThreatIntelligence/local/savedsearches.conf
[Threat - Email Address Matches - Threat Gen]
search                               = | `tstats` values(sourcetype),values(All_Certificates.src),values(All_Certificates.dest) from datamodel=Certificates.All_Certificates by All_Certificates.SSL.ssl_issuer_email | eval email='All_Certificates.SSL.ssl_issuer_email' | eval threat_match_field="ssl_issuer_email" | `tstats` append=true values(sourcetype),values(All_Certificates.src),values(All_Certificates.dest) from datamodel=Certificates.All_Certificates by All_Certificates.SSL.ssl_subject_email | eval email=if(isnull(email),'All_Certificates.SSL.ssl_subject_email',email) | eval threat_match_field=if(isnull(threat_match_field),"ssl_subject_email",threat_match_field) | `sistats_values_rename(All_Certificates.src,src)` | `sistats_values_rename(All_Certificates.dest,dest)` | `tstats` append=true values(sourcetype),values(All_Email.src),values(All_Email.dest) from datamodel=Email.All_Email by All_Email.src_user | eval email=if(isnull(email),'All_Email.src_user',email) | eval threat_match_field=if(isnull(threat_match_field),"src_user",threat_match_field) | `tstats` append=true values(sourcetype),values(All_Email.src),values(All_Email.dest) from datamodel=Email.All_Email by All_Email.recipient | eval email=if(isnull(email),'All_Email.recipient',email) | eval threat_match_field=if(isnull(threat_match_field),"recipient",threat_match_field) | `sistats_values_rename(All_Email.src,src)` | `sistats_values_rename(All_Email.dest,dest)` | stats values(sourcetype) as sourcetype,values(src) as src,values(dest) as dest by email,threat_match_field | extract cim_email_domain | `truncate_domain_dedup(email_domain,truncated_email)` | lookup update=true threatintel_by_email email OUTPUT | lookup update=true threatintel_by_email_wildcard email OUTPUTNEW | lookup update=true threatintel_by_domain domain as email_domain OUTPUTNEW | lookup update=true threatintel_by_domain domain as truncated_email_domain OUTPUTNEW | search threat_collection_key=* | `mvtruncate(src)` | `mvtruncate(dest)` | `zipexpand_threat_matches` | table sourcetype,src,dest,email,threat*,weight
2019-01-09 SOLNESS-17442, STREAM-4110 Stream SSL and DNS Activity views conflicts with Enterprise Security's SSL and DNS Activity views

Workaround:
Please prevent the Splunk app for Stream from exporting views globally via local metadata override.
 # 
 ## in ../apps/splunk_app_stream/metadata/local.meta 
 [views]
 export = none
 
2018-12-23 SOLNESS-17394, SOLNESS-19303 Threat Activity dashboard shows no results on load
2018-10-03 SOLNESS-16682, SPL-170703 Internal Error: Missing a search command before *
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