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On Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:20:35 UTC+2, Georges Jahchan wrote:
> In a pilot, both csyslogd and the Graylog CEF Plugin suffer from bugs (or
> design shortcomings) that preclude their use as they function today:
> - csyslogd truncates certain events -- seemingly those with special
> characters (such as carriage return, line feed, and tab -- Windows Event
> 4627 for example), and it so happens that *critical *security
> information is stripped in the process.
> Since OSSEC truncates these events, it is difficult to predict the
> behavior of the CEF Plugin and of Graylog once they receive these events
> - CEF Plugin seems to handle only the standard Application, Security,
> and System logs. Events from other 'eventchannel' logs picked up by OSSEC
> and forwarded by csyslogd in CEF format to CEF Plugin seem to be dropped
> *by the CEF plugin.
> I have not pushed testing further to see what happens to single or
> multi-line events picked up by OSSEC from plain-text log files and
> forwarded to Graylog through csyslogd and CEF Plugin.
> The transport of events in the [OSSEC --> csyslogd --> CEF plugin -->
> Graylog] chain cannot be trusted with reliably transferring security
> information (whatever happens to be required) from OSSEC into Graylog
> (OSSEC and Graylog work as expected, the transport mechanism between the
> two is evidently broken). Between truncated and dropped events, the
> end-result of the entire event processing chain is *totally unacceptable*.
> On the other hand, OSSEC (alerts.json) --> Filebeat --> LogStash -->
> Elasticsearch (when configured correctly) work as expected. All events in
> alerts.json are stored "as is" in Elasticsearch, with no ifs and buts.
> Any chance that these issues will be fixed? If yes, what is the expected
> time frame for a fix? I am willing to contribute to testing.
> If not, is there an alternative trustworthy (non-syslog) method to
> reliably transport all events from OSSEC undoctored into Graylog? Can
> NxLog come to the rescue as an alternative trustworthy transport mechanism?
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