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Why is the Whitelist file "missing" in Threathunting app?

saikiran334
Explorer

I have installed threat hunting app and configured "threathunting" index as well , when i navigated to "About this app" tab , i found one of the whitelist file missing out of 13, when i checked below link for lookups , i did not find "missing" lookup file

below link i used for lookups:
https://github.com/olafhartong/ThreatHunting/commits/master/files/ThreatHunting.tar.gz

i am wondering the above link got last update about 8 months ago , since then no update ,
where i can get missing empty lookup ?

splunk version: 7.2.6
App version: 1.4.1

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nickhills
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Looking at the source for that App, I can't see that the lookup is defined or therefore used anywhere.

As such you may be able to ignore it.

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nickhills
Ultra Champion

Looking at the source for that App, I can't see that the lookup is defined or therefore used anywhere.

As such you may be able to ignore it.

If my comment helps, please give it a thumbs up!

saikiran334
Explorer

thanks @nickhillscpl , we lately migrated our splunk platform from one QA server to other ,

1) when i copied same query and search in old instance , result showing as "all lookups installed " ,

2) but same thing on new instance showing one lookup missing (with same "rest" query though)

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nickhills
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I wonder if it was something left from an older version.
I have just looked all through the repository for "rare_process" and its not there - not defined as a lookup, or a macro.

On your old instance, can you find the relevent lookup?

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nickhills
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Just a thought. Looking at the source - it looks for any macro with a name ending with "*_whitelist"

Do you have any other apps installed which may have a macro with similar name?

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nickhills
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Ha - in particular - This App: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3449/

[filter_rare_process_whitelist] is included in that App - It looks like the macro name is cross-contamination from the Security Content App

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saikiran334
Explorer

Yes, we have one similar look up under "ES-content update app"

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nickhills
Ultra Champion

Ah - thats what it is then. You can ignore that warning, its just not defensivly coded to avoid pulling in macro names from other apps.

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saikiran334
Explorer

so here , i don't need to create one more new lookup and attach under "therathunting app" ? am i correct ?

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saikiran334
Explorer

or we can modify the query a bit to ignore this specific lookup name ?

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nickhills
Ultra Champion

not easily. The query used to build that dashboard is this:
| rest /servicesNS/-/ThreatHunting/configs/conf-macros | search title="*_whitelist"

Since the ES-Content app presumably has its copy of the macro shared globaly, that macro is 'visible' from the threathunting app, so it gets pulled in by mistake.

Just ignore it. 🙂

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saikiran334
Explorer

cool , thanks @nickhillscpl for your quick reply towards this question, i really appreciate.

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nickhills
Ultra Champion

Ha - in particular - This App: https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/3449/

[filter_rare_process_whitelist] is included in that App - It looks like the macro name is cross-contamination from the Security Content App

If my comment helps, please give it a thumbs up!
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saikiran334
Explorer

nope, i did not
i checked in lookups and lookup definitions both

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