[Snort-users] AANVAL or MYSQL question

Gierczak, Stan SGierczak at ...16714...
Tue Apr 22 14:48:44 EDT 2014


Multiple instances of snort are news to me.  I see the output that you are referring too, but not sure how that was created.   I just restarted the system, and still got 2 instances.  Must be something on startup.

snort     1375 72.2  7.9 633888 321640 ?       Rsl  13:28   6:18 /usr/sbin/snort -A fast -b -d -D -i eth0 -u snort -g snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -l /var/log/snort/eth0
root      1519  0.0  0.9 138788 36900 ?        Ss   13:28   0:00 barnyard2 -D -c /etc/snort/barnyard.conf -d /var/log/snort/eth0 -w /var/log/snort/eth0/barnyard2.waldo -l /var/log/snort/eth0 -a /var/log/snort/eth0/archive -f snort.log -X /var/lock/barnyard2-eth0.pid



>Did not recreate the waldo file.

Try stopping Barnyard2 and run it again. If it still does not create them, you can create them yourself by touch /path/to /waldo/barnayrd2.waldo

>Do get repeated:

This because you deleted the the waldo file, Barnyard2 goes through all of the logs attempting to read them. The waldo file allows Barnyard2 to keep track of these logs.

>Apr 21 12:28:22 rlicsnortids1 snort[1321]: S5: Pruned 5 sessions from cache for memcap. 5195 ssns remain.  memcap: 8387389/8388608

This is because you are running the stream5 preprocessor with the default memcap. It is a good practice to change the default values; based on your network of course.

>Did not do this yet.

Thats ok, probably you won't need to.

>ps aux|grep snort

>From the output, it seems that you are running multiple instances of Snort and Barnyard2. If thats the case, there various considerations that you need to look at:
1. Mutiple Snort configurations, specifically when monitoring multiple network segments.
2. Packet load balancing (PF_RING). As far as I know, running multiple instances of Snort without packet load balancing, will not achieve what you are trying to do. Please, correct me if I am wrong.
3. Multiple instances of Snort and Barnyard2 would require appropriate directory segregation of output files/directories. The same goes for waldo files.

>/usr/sbin/snort -A fast -b -d -D -i eth0 -u snort -g snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -l /var/log/snort/eth0

>From the command, you are overriding the output mechanism specified in snort.conf file. Any command line argument will override its counterpart in the snort.conf file as stated in Snort manual. So in your case, you are outputting Snort's fast logs, and not unified2 logs. This is why Barnyard2 is not able to read them.

Hope this helps.
YM
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From: SGierczak at ...16714...
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Subject: RE: [Snort-users] AANVAL or MYSQL question
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:09:42 +0000


Did as suggested:
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: WARNING: Ignoring corrupt/truncated waldofile '/var/log/snort/eth0/barnyard2.waldo'

If its possible, stop Snort and Barnyard2, and then delete the waldo. Barnyard2 will create a new one for you.  Did not recreate the waldo file.

Apr 22 12:01:11 rlicsnortids1 snort[3514]:         --== Initialization Complete ==--
Apr 22 12:01:11 rlicsnortids1 snort[3514]: Commencing packet processing (pid=3514)
Apr 22 12:01:11 rlicsnortids1 snort[3514]: Commencing packet processing (pid=3514)
Apr 22 12:01:24 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]: Running in Continuous mode
Apr 22 12:01:24 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]:
Apr 22 12:01:24 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]:         --== Initializing Barnyard2 ==--
Apr 22 12:01:24 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]: Initializing Input Plugins!
Apr 22 12:01:24 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]: Initializing Output Plugins!
Apr 22 12:01:24 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]: Parsing config file "/etc/snort/barnyard.conf"
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]: Log directory = /var/log/snort/eth0
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]: Initializing daemon mode
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3520]: Daemon parent exiting
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: Daemon initialized, signaled parent pid: 3520
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: PID path stat checked out ok, PID path set to /var/run/
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: Writing PID "3521" to file "/var/run//barnyard2_NULL.pid"
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database: compiled support for (mysql)
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database: configured to use mysql
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database: schema version = 107
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:           host = localhost
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:           user = snort_user
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:  database name = snortdb
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:    sensor name = rlicsnortids1:NULL
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:      sensor id = 1
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:     sensor cid = 1
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:  data encoding = hex
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:   detail level = full
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database:     ignore_bpf = no
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: database: using the "log" facility
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]:
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]:         --== Initialization Complete ==--
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: Barnyard2 initialization completed successfully (pid=3521)
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: WARNING: Unable to open waldo file '/var/log/snort/eth0/barnyard2.waldo' (No such file or directory)
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: Opened spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398128272'
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: Closing spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398128272'. Read 1 records
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: Opened spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398186071'
Apr 22 12:01:26 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[3521]: Waiting for new data




> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: Waiting for new data


Do get repeated:
Apr 21 08:43:57 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[1465]: Closing spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398084990'. Read 1 records
Apr 21 08:43:57 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[1465]: Opened spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398087837'
Apr 21 08:43:57 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[1465]: Waiting for new data
Apr 21 09:22:38 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[1465]: Closing spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398087837'. Read 1 records
Apr 21 09:22:38 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[1465]: Opened spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398090157'
Apr 21 09:22:38 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[1465]: Waiting for new data

Also
Apr 21 12:28:22 rlicsnortids1 snort[1321]: S5: Pruned 5 sessions from cache for memcap. 5195 ssns remain.  memcap: 8387389/8388608
Apr 21 12:28:22 rlicsnortids1 snort[1321]: S5: Pruned 5 sessions from cache for memcap. 5190 ssns remain.  memcap: 8383940/8388608
Apr 21 12:28:22 rlicsnortids1 snort[1321]: S5: Pruned 5 sessions from cache for memcap. 5210 ssns remain.  memcap: 8387597/8388608

After this line, do you get any other information in the syslog as new alerts are being written into the unified2 log? You can also enable local syslog output in Barnyard2, just to be sure that Barnyard2 setup is ok.  Did not do this yet.

While Snort and Barnyard2 are running, do

ps aux | grep snort              (paste the output related to Snort)
ps aux | grep barnyard2     (paste the output related to Barnyard2)

root at ...16785...:/var/log# ps aux|grep snort
avahi      605  0.0  0.0  32312  1236 ?        S    Apr21   0:00 avahi-daemon: running [rlicsnortids1.local]
snort     1321 82.3 12.3 633956 501136 ?       Rsl  Apr21 1393:18 /usr/sbin/snort -A fast -b -d -D -i eth0 -u snort -g snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -l /var/log/snort/eth0
snort     3514 66.1  7.6 633684 308620 ?       Rsl  12:01   4:34 /usr/sbin/snort -A fast -b -d -D -i eth0 -u snort -g snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -l /var/log/snort/eth0
root      3521  0.0  0.8 138788 32408 ?        Ss   12:01   0:00 barnyard2 -D -c /etc/snort/barnyard.conf -d /var/log/snort/eth0 -w /var/log/snort/eth0/barnyard2.waldo -l /var/log/snort/eth0 -a /var/log/snort/eth0/archive -f snort.log -X /var/lock/barnyard2-eth0.pid
root      3536  0.0  0.0   8116   928 pts/0    S+   12:08   0:00 grep --color=auto snort
root at ...16785...:/var/log# ps aux|grep barnyard2
root      3521  0.0  0.8 138788 33728 ?        Ss   12:01   0:00 barnyard2 -D -c /etc/snort/barnyard.conf -d /var/log/snort/eth0 -w /var/log/snort/eth0/barnyard2.waldo -l /var/log/snort/eth0 -a /var/log/snort/eth0/archive -f snort.log -X /var/lock/barnyard2-eth0.pid
root      3538  0.0  0.0   8112   932 pts/0    R+   12:08   0:00 grep --color=auto barnyard2
root at ...16785...:/var/log#




>
>
>
> Like I said. You are losing me a little. I am running barnyard as a startup when the system comes up, or by:
> service barnyard2 start/stop
>
> I believe that all the configuration then comes from the /usr/local/etc/barnyard2.conf.
> In that file are the following which are uncommented:
> config reference_file: /etc/snort/reference.config
> config classification_file: /etc/snort/classification.config
> config gen_file: /etc/snort/gen-msg.map
> config sid_file: /etc/snort/sid-msg.map
> config daemon
> input unified2
> output alert_fast: stdout
> output database: log, mysql, user=snort_user password=snortuser dbname=snortdb host=localhost
>
> When I stop and start barnyard, the following gets generated in the syslog file:
>
> Apr 21 12:44:08 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: Running in Continuous mode
> Apr 21 12:44:08 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]:
> Apr 21 12:44:08 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: --== Initializing Barnyard2 ==--
> Apr 21 12:44:08 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: Initializing Input Plugins!
> Apr 21 12:44:08 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: Initializing Output Plugins!
> Apr 21 12:44:08 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: Parsing config file "/etc/snort/barnyard.conf"
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: Log directory = /var/log/snort/eth0
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: Initializing daemon mode
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2014]: Daemon parent exiting
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: Daemon initialized, signaled parent pid: 2014
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: PID path stat checked out ok, PID path set to /var/run/
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: Writing PID "2015" to file "/var/run//barnyard2_NULL.pid"
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: compiled support for (mysql)
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: configured to use mysql
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: schema version = 107
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: host = localhost
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: user = snort_user
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: database name = snortdb This is the correct snortdb
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: sensor name = rlicsnortids1:NULL
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: sensor id = 1
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: sensor cid = 1
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: data encoding = hex
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: detail level = full
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: ignore_bpf = no
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: database: using the "log" facility
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]:
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: --== Initialization Complete ==--
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: Barnyard2 initialization completed successfully (pid=2015)
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: WARNING: Ignoring corrupt/truncated waldofile '/var/log/snort/eth0/barnyard2.waldo'
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: Opened spool file '/var/log/snort/eth0/snort.log.1398100514' This is the correct location for the snort log
> Apr 21 12:44:09 rlicsnortids1 barnyard2[2015]: Waiting for new data
>
> Thanks for your help again.
>
>
>
> On 4/17/2014 12:39 PM, Gierczak, Stan wrote:
> > Sorry, this is where you are losing me, I think.
> >
> > What I believe the answer is that barnyard2 is being run as a service.
> > The executable that was created is from the install guide at
> > http://wiki.aanval.com/wiki/Community:Snort_2.9.2.3_Installation_Guide
> > _for_Ubuntu_12.04,_with_Barnyard2,_Pulledpork,_and_Aanval
>
> you forgot to supply the requested startup command line for your barnyard2.
>
> you forgot to say if your barnyard2 is being pointed to the proper snort log directory. this might be done on the command line or possibly inside the
> barnyard2 config.
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