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Known Issues for Splunk Enterprise Security

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


Date filed Issue number Description
2020-07-30 SOLNESS-23521 Identity Management: Only transforms from specific apps are being displayed on "New Asset" modal
2020-07-14 SOLNESS-23451 Notable Event Framework: Searches converted from XS to MLTK did not have their tokens updated

Workaround:
Update the rule_description for the following searches.


[Network - Unusual Volume of Network Activity - Rule]
action.notable.param.rule_description = An unusual volume of network activity was detected. $src_count$ unique sources have generated network traffic in the past 15 minutes and $total_count$ network events have been observed in the same time period.



[Network - Substantial Increase in Port Activity (By Destination) - Rule]
action.notable.param.rule_description = A statistically significant increase in the volume of activity on port $dest_port$ was noted. Today's value is $dest_port_traffic_count$.



[Network - Substantial Increase in an Event - Rule] 
action.notable.param.rule_description = A statistically significant increase in the volume of $signature$ events was noted. Today's value is $ids_attacks$.
2020-05-13 SOLNESS-22828 Notable event status or owner sometimes are wrong because of size of incident_review collection

Workaround:
Set max_rows_per_query in limits.conf to a size greater than the size of the incident_review_lookup collection and restart Splunk.

To check this:

index=_introspection host+<ES SH> sourcetype=kvstore "data.ns"="SA-ThreatIntelligence.incident_review" | stats max(data.count) AS count

And if this count is bigger than the max_rows_per_query limit in limits.conf, increase it on the search head(s):

limits.conf:
[kvstore]
max_rows_per_query = <something bigger than the count above>

and restart Splunk afterwards.

2020-05-11 SOLNESS-22809 CustomSearchBuilder: Retention component for kvstore backed search-driven-lookup not working
2020-04-02 SOLNESS-22269, SOLNESS-21618 CSB build request includes query string + lookup count exceed
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-21847 Threat Intelligence Framework: When download is anything other than TAXII we change file extension
2020-02-24 SOLNESS-21848 Threat Intelligence Framework: Files in pickup dirs when sinkhole not in use causing large SHC Snapshots
2020-02-23 SOLNESS-21845 Entities merge on previous foreign keys
2020-02-20 SOLNESS-21817, SOLNESS-21910 When you add more than 30 statuses in Notable Status Configuration and then try to change earlier ones, you get an error message "Notable status of label <number> does not exist."

Workaround:
Manually clean up reviewstatuses.conf to reduce number of statuses down to 30 or less:
./etc/apps/SA-ThreatIntelligence/local/reviewstatuses.conf
./etc/apps/SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite/local/reviewstatuses.conf
2020-02-13 SOLNESS-21783 Incident Review does not load when read permissions on pertinent lookups are limited to select roles
2020-01-30 SOLNESS-21581 Entity merge not parsing MV fields in KV Store sources
2020-01-24 SOLNESS-21476 Notable Event Framework: Invalid severity values afflict urgency calculation
2020-01-16 SOLNESS-21220, SOLNESS-21618 Identity Management: Preview search request issued via query string (issue for IE)
2019-12-13 SOLNESS-21001 Identity Management: Inferred/Implicit "identity" key values can cause unintended identity record merges

Workaround:
In ES 6.0 we merge Asset and Identity records which have overlapping secondary keys ("asset" and "identity" fields respectively). When this is combined with inferred/implicit key values based on email, email_short and/or convention based mapping, it's possible that unintended records are merged.

If you are *not* interested in the inferred/implicit identity values (i.e. email, email_short), simply disable on an input-by-input basis by using the "Asset and Identity Management" UI to uncheck or remove conventions as needed for each input.
If you are interested in the inferred/implicit identity values, consider relocating items which overlap into their own identity_manager input such that conventions can be disabled just for this specific input.

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.

2019-03-15 SOLNESS-18377, SPL-167855 Workbench: custom visualizations don't work in workbench
2018-10-03 SOLNESS-16682, SPL-170703 Internal Error: Missing a search command before *
Last modified on 12 March, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise Security: 6.1.0


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