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Known and fixed issues for

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See also the release notes for the Cloud Monitoring Console app and the Admin Configuration Service for their respective known and fixed issues.


Version 9.2.2403

This version includes the following known issues:

Date filed or added Issue number Description
2024-07-15 SPL-251833 You might receive a Bulletin message in Splunk Web from indexers and indexer cluster members that indicates a security risk warning for the allowed e-mail domains list for alert actions that reads as follows:

Security risk warning: Found an empty value for 'allowedDomainList' in the alert_actions.conf configuration file. If you do not configure this setting, then users can send email alerts with search results to any domain. You can add values for 'allowedDomainList' either in the alert_actions.conf file or in Server Settings > Email Settings > Email Domains in Splunk Web.

You might receive this message multiple times, once for every indexer or indexer cluster member that is in your environment. It can happen any time that an indexer or indexer cluster member restarts.

  • If you receive this Bulletin message from an indexer or indexer cluster member, you can safely dismiss it without further action.
  • If you receive the message from or while logged into a search head or search head cluster member, then the potential security risk that it indicates is valid. To address the problem, configure the list of internet domains to which the search head can send emails as part of alert actions, as described in Configure email notification for your Splunk instance in the Alerting Manual.
2024-06-04 SPL-237180 Saved searches on Splunk Cloud Platform that are owned by nobody are scheduled using the default time zone settings in the user-prefs.conf file instead of the system time zone in Splunk Cloud. But, searches are run internally as splunk-system-user, which is tied to system time in Splunk Cloud Platform and is based on UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).


The mismatch between the default time zone settings in the user-prefs.conf file and Splunk Cloud system time can lead to potential discrepancies in search results under certain conditions when the time zones for nobody and splunk-system-user get out of sync.

If you're experiencing mismatched time zones with nobody owned searches following migration from Splunk Enterprise to Splunk Cloud Platform, reassign searches to a user account attached to a role, so searches aren't assigned to nobody. An alternative workaround is to set the schedules for nobody-owned saved searches to UTC, which ensures that searches are the same as system time.

2024-4-12 SPL-254077 CIDR match for tstats with ipv6 addresses isn't supported.

The tstats command currently doesn't filter events with CIDR match on fields that contain IPv6 addresses. Running tstats searches containing IPv6 addresses might result in the following error indicating that the addresses are treated as non-exact queries:

Error in 'TsidxStats': WHERE clause is not an exact query
2024-01-05 SPL-240774 The DELIMS setting or the kvdelim option may not be applied correctly when the k/v delim character appears 2 or more times in a field value


Workaround:
Perform field extractions by modifying your searches using other commands, such as the rex command or eval command.

2023-07-26 SPL-242487 Dashboard charts do not support screen reader or keyboard navigation.
2023-07-20 SPL-240969 props and transforms created with 000-self-services (000-self-services/local/transforms.conf) as the destination app get removed during sync triggered by actions such as saving rulesets in Ingest Actions.

Workaround:
Do not save search time field transformations to the 000-self-services app. Move the existing 000-self-services/local/transformations.conf under a different app.
2023-07-07 SPL-241821 Data Model Accelerations that have Automatic Rebuilds enabled may lead to unbounded memory growth due to search expansion, resulting in Out of Memory errors

Workaround:
For a data model that is experiencing high memory usage, perform the following steps:
  1. On your Splunk platform deployment, in Splunk Web, select Settings and then Data Models.
  2. Select Edit for the data model that is experiencing high memory usage, and then select Edit Acceleration.
  3. Open Advanced Settings.
  4. Disable Automatic Rebuilds.

See Accelerate data models in the Knowledge Manager Manual.

Furthermore, applying index constraints to restrict the list of indexes searched for building a given DMA summary and applying tags allowlisting would help curtail the memory usage.

2023-05-30 Not applicable ACS endpoint connections fail after June 4, 2023 or HEC sessions fail after June 14, 2023 with error messages that mention SSL, TLS, or HTTP error 503 or 525. See Cloud Platform Discontinuing support for TLS version 1.0 and 1.1.
2023-05-02 SPL-239436 In federated search, outputlookup existence check on RSH causes search to terminate early although it is not run on RSH in standard mode

Workaround:
Define the lookup on both federated search head and remote search head.
2023-04-24 SPL-237902 Ad hoc searches that specify earliest relative time offset assuming from 'now' should explicitly include 'latest=now' to avoid a potential time range inaccuracy.

Workaround: Ad hoc searches searches that use the earliest time modifier with a relative time offset should also include latest=now in order to avoid time range inaccuracies. For example, if you want to get all events from the last 10 seconds starting at 01:00:10, the following search returns all events that occur between the time of 01:00:00 and 01:00:10, as expected: index=main earliest=-10s latest=now.

Running the same search without including latest=now might produce unpredictable results or impact performance in certain scenarios when the search head is overloaded with ad hoc searches.

2023-04-14 SPL-238738 Federated search does not support the "Show Source" field action in either standard or transparent mode.
2022-08-23 SPL-228969 Federated Search: In Splunk Web federated index UI you cannot provide data model Dataset Name values that contain a dot ( . ) character

Workaround: This is a limitation for users of standard mode federated search who want to set up federated indexes that map to data model datasets. It means that such users cannot set up federated indexes for data model datasets that are subordinate to a root dataset. For example, if the root data model dataset is Network_Traffic, you cannot map a federated index to the subordinate data model dataset Network_Traffic.All_Traffic.

As a workaround, users can run tstats searches that use the nodename argument to filter out data that does not belong to a specific data model dataset: | tstats ... where nodename=Network_Traffic.All_Traffic.

2022-07-29 SPL-227633 Error : Script execution failed for external search command 'runshellscript'

Workaround:
The setting precalculate_required_fields_for_alerts=0 can be set on saved searches that have no other alert actions attached aside from the "Run A Script" action, to quash the error. For saved searches that have multiple alert action attached, this may not be safe as it will disable back propagation of required fields for all alert actions, which might result in the parent search extracting more fields than required, which could negatively impact performance for that search.
2022-06-15 SPL-226877 Federated Search UI Error: Cannot create saved search dataset for federated index if dataset name contains space

Workaround: Use REST API to create the federated saved search instead:
curl -k -u <username>:<password> -X POST https://localhost:8089/servicesNS/nobody/search/data/federated/index -d name=federated:index_kathy -d federated.dataset='savedsearch:ss with space' -d federated.provider=remote_deployment_1.
See Federated search endpoint descriptions in the REST API Reference Manual.

2021-04-30 SPL-205069 onunloadCancelJobs failed to cancel search job on Safari

Workaround:
Use another browser such as Chrome or Firefox

This version fixes the following issues:

Date filed or added Issue number Description
2023-09-20 SPL-244927 Federated searches that include 'table' or 'rex' commands return 0 events when run in verbose mode.
2023-03-14 SPL-237265 Sometimes when a search is aborted by workload rule, 'wlm_terminated' information message is not written to audit log
Last modified on 17 July, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 9.2.2403


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