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Why does this field extraction and rex give different results?

tfilip
Engager

I'm completely stuck here. I'm trying to extract the "Path" from a logfile with this format:

 

 

Time:	 05/10/2022 11:26:53
Event:  Traffic
IP Address:  xxxxxxxxxx
Description:  HOST PROCESS FOR WINDOWS SERVICES
Path:  C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Message:      Blocked Incoming UDP  -  Source  xxxxxxxxxx :  (xxxx)   Destination  xxxxxxxxxx :  (xxxxx)
Matched Rule:  Block all traffic

 

 

using this regex

 

 

((Path:\s{1,2})(?<fwpath>.+))

 

 

It does exactly what I want when I use rex, it extracts the path as "fwpath". However, when I do it as a field extraction, it matches the rest of the log entry. Why is it behaving differently for these two?

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ITWhisperer
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try this

((Path:\s{1,2})(?<fwpath>\S+))

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ITWhisperer
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try this

((Path:\s{1,2})(?<fwpath>\S+))

tfilip
Engager

That (almost) did it! I had to replace \S with \N so that it wouldn't stop at spaces in paths, like "C:\Program Files".

 

Thanks much!

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