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Splunk Enterprise Security: Why am I receiving error "The correlation search...has no corresponding saved searches stanza"?


I received this messages error : The correlation search XXXX in app "SplunkEnterpriseSecuritySuite" has no corresponding saved searches stanza. Followings are the content of the savedsearches.conf and correlationsearches.conf.

Anyone encountered this and how to resolve this? It could be because I edit correlation search from settings > searches, report, and alert.

In the local/savedsearches.conf

[Rule Name - XXXXXXXXX]
action.keyindicator.invert = 0
action.makestreams.param.verbose = 0
action.nbtstat.param.verbose = 0
action.notable = 1
action.notable.param.verbose = 0
action.nslookup.param.verbose = 0
action.ping.param.verbose = 0
action.risk.param.verbose = 0
action.send2uba.param.verbose = 0
alert.suppress = 1
alert.suppress.fields = const_dedup_id
alert.suppress.period = 3600s
alert.track = 0
auto_summarize.dispatch.earliest_time = -1d@h
cron_schedule = */20 * * * *
disabled = 1
dispatch.earliest_time = -20m
dispatch.latest_time = now
dispatch.rt_backfill = 1
enableSched = 1
search = index=fireeye source=hx 

In the local/correlationsearches.conf

[Rule Name - XXXXXXXXX]
description = description of the rule
next_steps = {"version":1, "data":""}
rule_description = description of the rule
rule_name = XXXXX
rule_title = XXXXX
security_domain = endpoint
severity = high
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Re: Splunk Enterprise Security: Why am I receiving error "The correlation search...has no corresponding saved searches stanza"?

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This is likely due to editing from searches, report and alert.

The 4.6 cloud only release notes mention that starting with this release, the correlationsearches.conf file is no longer used to define correlation searches. Instead, savedsearches.conf uniquely identifies correlation searches using the action.correlationsearch.enabled=1 parameter. The correlationsearches.conf file is deprecated.

The cloud release has some additional steps that will be needed post upgrade so when our next version comes out, I expect similar steps to be called out. If you want to check out the cloud notes about what we are doing there, you can find it here: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/ES/4.6.0/User/ConfigureCorrelationSearches#Correlation_searches...

To resolve your issue now, can you edit the existing correlation search in ES via Configure-Content Management? If it gives you an issue there, your best approach would probably be to grab the content from the saved search and correlation conf files and then re-create it in the Content Management section of ES to ensure things tie together.