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ITRS Log Analytics 6.x Release Notes

Overview

Log Analytics release notes contain the list of all new or enhanced features and a list of all issues fixed in the current release.

To view the current release notes, see ITRS Log Analytics 7.x Release Notes.

For more information, see Log Analytics documentation .

Log Analytics 6.1.8

Released: 3 February 2020

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • Network graph/corellation — new Graph vizualization type (Kibana).

  • Logtrail feature for covering all system components logs (Kibana).

  • Cerebro Management tool support (Kibana).

  • Automation for Bad IP reputation lists.

  • Detailed restore process of functional indexes (elasticsearch-auth).

  • AD/LDAP/SSO API — new endpoint /role-mapping/_reload (elasticsearch-auth).

  • License API — new endpoint /license/_reload (elasticsearch-auth).

Improvements

These are the improvements of this release:

  • Enhancements in the Netflow support.

  • Explained additional logging class for Elasticsearch in log4j.

  • Default Role integrated dynamically when working with AD accounts (elasticsearch-auth).

  • Better radius integration with NAS-Identifier and NAS-IP-Address (elasticsearch-auth).

  • Skimmer components updated to 1.0.8.

  • Backup script updated: utils/small_backup.sh.

  • Java environment updated to branch v11.

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed CSV export not working due to wrong binary definition.

  • Fixed an error when trying to delete alert rule with an apostrophe in the name.

  • Fixed the Reading of configuration variables in the Config tab (Kibana).

Log Analytics 6.1.7

Released: 2 December 2019

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • Elasticsearch nodes encryption using transport layer.

  • DevTools Support.

  • Wazuh support.

  • Non Root deployment support.

  • Auditing provides more detailed information on user activities.

  • Comprehensive Windows AD Reporting.

  • SIEM security rules (Windows).

  • Netflow support and reporting.

  • Syslog support and reporting.

  • Windows Remote Management (winrm) support.

Improvements

These are the improvements of this release:

  • Improved query support in CSV export.

  • Cookie session TTL options can be set in kibana.yml. Default TTL: 10 min, Keep Alive: true:

    • login.cookiettl

    • login.cookieKeepAlive

  • GeoLite2 database used by the geoip plugin in logstash was updated.

  • Hostname visible in theKibana Config tab.

  • Index.translog.durability set to async as default in default-base-template.

  • New alert rules:

    • ConsecutiveGrowth — rule matches when there are values of compare_key in each checked timeframe.

    • Difference — rule matches for value difference between two aggregations calculated for different periods of time.

    • FindMatch — rule matches when in defined period of time, two correlated documents match certain strings.

    • Recovery — this rule works generically and can cancel any previously triggered alarm.

    • UniqueLongTerm — rule matches when there are values of compare_key in each checked timeframe.

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed the Issue #113 — Intelligence mutliply fix.

  • Fixed the issue with the Broken Access Control in the config tab.

  • Fixed the issue with the Token expiring after user logout.

  • Fixed the issue with the Lack of security enhancements HTTP headers.

  • Fixed the issue with the ANTI-CSRF mechanism.

  • Fixed the issue with Unnecessary API call for users list when accessing the Report plugin.

  • Fixed the issue with Duplicated requests made by Kibana Alerts plugin.

  • Fixed the issue with the Disable export of empty CSV files.

Log Analytics 6.1.6

Released: 30 August 2019

Breaking changes

These are the new breaking changes in this release:

  • Support of simple upgrade procedure, alert indices have to be re-indexed.

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • Alerting module upgraded.

  • System indices created automatically during install.

  • Validate playbooks button when updating the alert rule.

  • Order of plugins is no longer random.

  • Reports plugin now takes roles into consideration when creating and browsing generated reports.

  • Object permission lists are now sorted.

  • DevTools enabled/disabled directive added to default kibana.yml.

  • Timelion enabled/disabled directive added to default kibana.yml.

Improvements

These are the improvements of this release:

  • Improved settings for system indices (priority, shard count, automatic replicas).

  • Improved CSV export field list (sorting and bigger size).

  • Improved verification for Create User.

  • Error message will be displayed when trying to create new alert that already exists.

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed the issue CVE-2019-7608

  • Fixed the issue CVE-2019-7609

  • Fixed the issue CVE-2018-3830

  • Fixed an issue with filtering logo extension during upload and report generation.

  • Fixed an issue with report scheduling for AD users.

  • Fixed an issue with downloading JPEG exports now returns correct response header.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented risk category to be set to zero.

  • Fixed an issue around IE11 compability when creating new alerts.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented Admin users from seeing all alerts.

Log Analytics 6.1.5

Released: 12 June 2019

Breaking changes

These are the new breaking changes in this release:

  • Audit index is from now on created with type doc and date field @timestamp. Old index is not compatible and should be deleted before update. To do it, follow the steps:

    • Turn of audit logging. In Kibana > Settings and untick everything in the Update Audit Setting section.

    • Delete the audit index.

    • Update elasticsearch-auth.

    • Turn on audit logging.

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • ITRS branding.

  • Risk Management for Alerts — user can create custom categories for field attributes like Hostname, Hostip, Username. Once the alert is triggered, the result gets score amplification calculated from the object categories.

  • Alert rule importance — introduction of new value for each alerts that is correlated with object category and helps identify.

  • When creating alerts now we have the ability Test the rule before scheduling this.

  • Playbook introduction — ability to create simple editable instructions (and scripts) that system operator should follow when an Alert is triggered.

  • Verify IP on blacklists — if an Alert is triggered for IP, Verify button lets customer check its reputation.

  • When creating alerts, operators get ability to validate the alert and find most suitable Playbook for it. The Playbook list is automatically sorted.

  • User will get an email notification when Incident is attached to them. New email field was added in the user tab.

  • IPs are correlated towards Bad IP reputation list.

  • Introduction of Incidents. Alerts are now turned into Incidents, with assigned operator and its status.

  • Regular user can configure their own Alerts.

  • Netflow, jflow, sflow support.

  • Provided interface for running custom, external AI jobs created in own programming language.

Improvements

These are the improvements of this release:

  • Audit index is created with type doc and date field @timestamp.

  • Better Radius authentication support.

  • System auditing corrections.

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed an issue in the intelligence module API.

  • Fixed an issue with sorting alerts.

Log Analytics 6.1.3

Released: 7 May 2019

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • All Elasticsearch API endpoints are now secured.

  • New configuration option: elastfilter.proxytimeout.

  • Upgraded logstash to 6.6.2

  • Default logstash role for the _bulk action in Elasticsearch.

  • New Alert type: Unique Long Term.

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Improvements

These are the improvements of this release:

  • Cleaned unnecessary objects in Kibana indices.

  • Secured LDAP/SSO passwords in configuration files (elasticsearch).

  • Optimised query for generating CSV reports.

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed the problem with creating scheduled reports.

  • Fixed the problem with SSO login not working due to more secure java.policy.

  • Fixed performance issues while using non admin account.

  • Fixed Java exception while using elasticsearch-plugin (ES_JAVA_OPTS moved to jvm.options).

  • Fixed default encoding for es2csv changed to UTF-8 (CSV export with national characters).

Log Analytics 6.1.2

Released: 7 March 2019

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • Intelligence Module API (ML, NN).

  • Kibana API update.

  • Caching for index list and roles for user to handle the high CPU usage on master node.

  • Export task as HTML.

  • Dashboard report as JPEG.

  • Additional logging in debug mode in elasticsearch-auth plugin.

  • GC1 is now the default Garbage Collector.

  • NioFS is now the default Store Type.

  • Enabled compression for http and transport.

  • Product Version tab in the Config module.

  • New Agents feature for central beats/agents management.

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Fixed: User session timeouts.

  • Fixed: The problem with report generation using 5601->443 port redirection.

  • Fixed: The problem with removing a large number of objects from Kibana.

  • Fixed: timepicker on export reports to CSV.

  • Fixed: special characters in passwords.

  • Fixed: java.policy - binding elasticsearch to 0.0.0.0.

  • Fixed: service_principal_name - is no longer required directive when logged in via AD/LDAP.

Log Analytics 6.1.0

Released: 22 September 2018

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • Upgrade the core to 6.2.4 (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash).

  • Support for all beats agents in filters and dashboards.

  • Default Audit and Alert dashboard.

  • Major performance improvements in the Intelligence module.

  • Intelligence not sensitive to data types.

  • Better Intelligence preview capabilities.

  • Intelligence Count & Trend improvements.

  • Technology specific dashboards: Windows, Linux, Network.

  • Technology specific alerts: Windows, Linux, Network.

  • OP5 Monitor perf data support with filtering and dashboards.

  • UTF-8 support in custom PDF reports.

Issues fixed

These are the issues we have fixed in this release:

  • Logo/title/comment in reports module now is optional.

  • Fixed java.policy.

  • Fixed Alert Status in Alert module.

  • Fixed Percentagematch and Metricaggregation rules fix in the Alerts module.

  • Fixed the issue with disabling an alert after deleting an alert rule.

Log Analytics 6.0.1

Released: 17 September 2018

New features

These are the new features of this release:

  • Functional indexes with dots .kibana, .security, .auth.

  • Default roles: alert, intelligence, kibana.

  • Upgraded the Login module.

  • Upgraded the License module.

  • Upgraded CSV Export [Task Management].

  • Upgraded PDF Export [Reports].

  • Upgraded PDF Scheduler.

  • Upgraded AD integrations.

 

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