Sourcefire 3D System 5.3.0.2 Release Notes

Sourcefire 3D System 5.3.0.2 Release Notes
SOURCEFIRE 3D SYSTEM
RELEASE NOTES
Version 5.3.0.2
Original Publication: April 21, 2014
Last Updated: February 3, 2015
These release notes are valid for Version 5.3.0.2 of the Sourcefire 3D System.
Even if you are familiar with the update process, make sure you thoroughly read
and understand these release notes, which describe supported platforms, new
and changed features and functionality, known and resolved issues, and product
and web browser compatibility. They also contain detailed information on
prerequisites, warnings, and specific installation and uninstallation instructions for
the following appliances:
•
Series 2 and Series 3 Defense Centers (the DC500, DC750, DC1000,
DC1500, DC3000, and the DC3500)
•
Series 2 and Series 3 managed devices (the 3D500, 3D1000, 3D2000,
3D2100, 3D2500, 3D3500, 3D4500, 3D6500, 3D7010, 3D7020, 3D7030,
3D7110, 3D7115, 3D7120, 3D7125, 3D8120, 3D8130, 3D8140, 3D8250,
3D8260, 3D8270, 3D8290, 3D8350, 3D8360, 3D8370, 3D8390, 3D9900,
AMP7150, and the AMP8150)
•
64-bit Sourcefire Software for X-Series
•
64-bit virtual Defense Centers and managed devices
TIP! For detailed information on the Sourcefire 3D System, refer to the online
help or download the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide from the Support Site.
To update appliances running at least Version 5.3 of the Sourcefire 3D System to
Version 5.3.0.2, see the procedures outlined in Updating Your Appliances on
page 6.
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New and Updated Features and Functionality
For more information, see the following sections:
•
New and Updated Features and Functionality on page 2
•
Updates to Sourcefire Documentation on page 3
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Before You Begin: Important Update and Compatibility Notes on page 3
•
Updating Your Appliances on page 6
•
Uninstalling the Update on page 16
•
Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2 on page 23
•
Known Issues on page 30
•
Features Introduced in Previous Versions on page 36
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For Assistance on page 44
New and Updated Features and Functionality
This section of the release notes summarizes the new and updated features and
functionality included in Version 5.3.0.2 of the Sourcefire 3D System.
For detailed information, see the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide, Installation
Guide, Virtual Installation Guide, and Sourcefire Software for X-Series Installation
and Configuration Guide.
XFF Header Priority
LICENSE: Protection
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Any
Intrusion policy now supports X-Forwarded-For header fields in the header priority
list.
Changed Functionality
The following list describes changes to existing features of the Sourcefire 3D
System:
Version 5.3.0.2
•
The system now generates Host Indications of Compromise Set discovery
events when an Indication of Compromise (IOC) occurs on a host.
•
You can now configure access control rules with the GRE 47 port condition.
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Updates to Sourcefire Documentation
Updates to Sourcefire Documentation
In Version 5.3.0.2, the following documents were updated to reflect the addition
of new features and changed functionality and to address reported
documentation issues:
•
Sourcefire 3D System User Guide
•
Sourcefire 3D System Online Help
Before You Begin: Important Update and Compatibility Notes
Before you begin the update process for Version 5.3.0.2, you should familiarize
yourself with the behavior of the system during and after the update process, as
well as with any compatibility issues or required pre- or post-update configuration
changes.
WARNING! Sourcefire strongly recommends you perform the update in a
maintenance window or at a time when the interruption will have the least impact
on your deployment.
For more information, see the following sections:
•
Configuration and Event Backup Guidelines on page 3
•
Traffic Flow and Inspection During the Update on page 4
•
Product Compatibility on page 5
Configuration and Event Backup Guidelines
Before you begin the update, Sourcefire strongly recommends that you back up
current event and configuration data to an external location. This data is not
backed up as part of the update process.
Use the Defense Center to back up event and configuration data for itself and the
devices it manages. For more information on the backup and restore feature, see
the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
IMPORTANT! The Defense Center purges locally stored backups from previous
updates. To retain archived backups, store the backups externally.
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Traffic Flow and Inspection During the Update
The update process (and any uninstallation of the update) reboots managed
devices. Depending on how your devices are configured and deployed, the
following capabilities are affected:
•
traffic inspection, including application awareness and control, URL filtering,
Security Intelligence, intrusion detection and prevention, and connection
logging
•
traffic flow, including switching, routing, NAT, VPN, and related functionality
•
link state
Note that when you update clustered devices, the system performs the update
one device at a time to avoid traffic interruption.
Traffic Inspection and Link State
In an inline deployment, your managed devices (depending on model) can affect
traffic flow via application control, user control, URL filtering, Security
Intelligence, and intrusion prevention, as well as switching, routing, NAT, and
VPN. In a passive deployment, you can perform intrusion detection and collect
discovery data without affecting network traffic flow. For more information on
appliance capabilities, see the Sourcefire 3D System Installation Guide.
The following table provides details on how traffic flow, inspection, and link state
are affected during the update, depending on your deployment. Note that
regardless of how you configured any inline sets, switching, routing, NAT, and
VPN are not performed during the update process.
.
Network Traffic Interruption
DEPLOYMENT
NETWORK TRAFFIC INTERRUPTED?
Inline with
configurable bypass
Network traffic is interrupted at two points during the update:
• At the beginning of the update process, traffic is briefly interrupted while
link goes down and up (flaps) and the network card switches into hardware
bypass. Traffic is not inspected during hardware bypass.
• After the update finishes, traffic is again briefly interrupted while link flaps
and the network card switches out of bypass. After the endpoints reconnect
and reestablish link with the sensor interfaces, traffic is inspected again.
(Configurable bypass
option enabled for
inline sets)
IMPORTANT! The configurable bypass option is not supported on virtual
devices, Sourcefire Software for X-Series, non-bypass NetMods on
8000 Series devices, or SFP transceivers on 71xx Family devices.
Inline
Network traffic is blocked throughout the update.
Passive
Network traffic is not interrupted, but also is not inspected during the update.
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Switching and Routing
Managed devices do not perform switching, routing, NAT, VPN, or related
functions during the update. If you configured your devices to perform only
switching and routing, network traffic is blocked throughout the update.
Product Compatibility
You must use at least Version 5.3 of the Defense Center to manage devices
running Version 5.3.0.2.
Defense Centers running Version 5.3.0.2 can manage physical devices and virtual
devices running Version 5.2.0.4 or greater and Sourcefire Software for X-Series
running Version 5.3 or greater.
Web Browser Compatibility
Version 5.3.0.2 of the web interface for the Sourcefire 3D System has been
tested on the browsers listed in the following table.
Web Browser Compatibility
BROWSER
REQUIRED ENABLED OPTIONS AND SETTINGS
Chrome 33
JavaScript, cookies
Firefox 30
JavaScript, cookies, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) v3
Microsoft Internet
Explorer 9, 10, and
11
JavaScript, cookies, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) v3,
128-bit encryption, Active scripting security setting,
Compatibility View, set Check for newer versions of stored
pages to Automatically
Screen Resolution Compatibility
Sourcefire recommends selecting a screen resolution that is at least 1280 pixels
wide. The user interface is compatible with lower resolutions, but a higher
resolution optimizes the display.
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Updating Your Appliances
To update appliances running at least Version 5.3 of the Sourcefire 3D System to
Version 5.3.0.2, see the procedures outlined below. The following sections help
you to prepare for and install the Version 5.3.0.2 update:
•
Planning the Update on page 6
•
Updating a Defense Center on page 10
•
Updating Managed Devices and Sourcefire Software for X-Series on
page 12
•
Using the Shell to Perform the Update on page 15
WARNING! Do not reboot or shut down your appliances during the update until
you see the login prompt. The system may appear inactive during the pre-checks
portion of the update; this is expected behavior and does not require you to
reboot or shut down your appliances.
Planning the Update
Before you begin the update, you must thoroughly read and understand these
release notes, especially Before You Begin: Important Update and Compatibility
Notes on page 3. To ensure a smooth update process, you must also read the
following sections.
Sourcefire 3D System Version Requirements
To update to Version 5.3.0.2, an appliance must be running at least Version 5.3. If
you are running an earlier version, you can obtain updates from the Sourcefire
Support Site
A Defense Center must be running at least Version 5.3.0.2 to update its managed
devices to Version 5.3.0.2.
The closer your appliances’ current version to the release version (Version
5.3.0.2), the less time the update takes.
Operating System Requirements
You can host 64-bit virtual Sourcefire virtual appliances on the following hosting
environments:
•
VMware vSphere Hypervisor/VMware ESXi 5.0
•
VMware vSphere Hypervisor/VMware ESXi 5.1
•
VMware vCloud Director 5.1
For more information, see the Sourcefire 3D System Virtual Installation Guide.
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You can run Sourcefire Software for X-Series on the X-Series platform running
XOS Version 9.7.2 and later and Version 10.0 and later. For more information, see
the Sourcefire Software for X-Series Installation and Configuration Guide.
Time and Disk Space Requirements
The following table provides disk space and time guidelines for the Version
5.3.0.2 update. Note that when you use the Defense Center to update a managed
device, the Defense Center requires additional disk space on its /Volume
partition.
Do not restart the update or reboot your appliance at any time during the update
process. Sourcefire provides time estimates as a guide, but actual update times
vary depending on the appliance model, deployment, and configuration. Note that
the system may appear inactive during the pre-checks portion of the update and
after rebooting; this is expected behavior.
TIP! The reboot portion of the update includes a database check. If errors are
found during the database check, the update requires additional time to complete.
System daemons that interact with the database do not run during the database
check and repair.
If you encounter issues with the progress of your update, contact Sourcefire
Support.
Time and Disk Space Requirements
APPLIANCE
SPACE ON /
SPACE ON
/VOLUME
SPACE ON /VOLUME
ON MANAGER
TIME
Series 2 Defense Centers
1 MB
1571 MB
n/a
60 minutes
Series 2 managed devices
1 MB
1031 MB
258 MB
28 minutes
Series 3 Defense Centers
1 MB
1723 MB
n/a
50 minutes
Series 3 managed devices
1 MB
1874 MB
446 MB
48 minutes
3D9900 managed devices
1 MB
1541 MB
268 MB
37 minutes
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Time and Disk Space Requirements
APPLIANCE
SPACE ON /
SPACE ON
/VOLUME
SPACE ON /VOLUME
ON MANAGER
TIME
Sourcefire Software for
X-Series
433 MB
1 MB on
/mnt/aplocal
disk
193 MB
14 minutes
virtual Defense Centers
1 MB
1723 MB
n/a
hardware
dependent
virtual managed devices
1 MB
727 MB
205 MB
hardware
dependent
Configuration and Event Backup Guidelines
Before you begin the update, Sourcefire strongly recommends that you back up
current event and configuration data to an external location. This data is not
backed up as part of the update process.
You can use the Defense Center to back up event and configuration data for itself
and the devices it manages. For more information on the backup and restore
feature, see the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
When to Perform the Update
Because the update process may affect traffic inspection, traffic flow, and link
state, Sourcefire strongly recommends you perform the update in a
maintenance window or at a time when the interruption will have the least impact
on your deployment.
Installation Method
Use the Defense Center’s web interface to perform the update. Update the
Defense Center first, then use it to update the devices it manages.
Order of Installation
Update your Defense Centers before updating the devices they manage.
Installing the Update on Paired Defense Centers
When you begin to update one Defense Center in a high availability pair, the other
Defense Center in the pair becomes the primary, if it is not already. In addition,
the paired Defense Centers stop sharing configuration information; paired
Defense Centers do not receive software updates as part of the regular
synchronization process.
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To ensure continuity of operations, do not update paired Defense Centers at the
same time. First, complete the update procedure for the secondary Defense
Center, then update the primary Defense Center.
Installing the Update on Clustered Devices
When you install an update on clustered devices, the system performs the
update on the devices one at a time. When the update starts, the system first
applies it to the secondary device, which goes into maintenance mode until any
necessary processes restart and the device is processing traffic again. The
system then applies the update to the primary device, which follows the same
process.
Installing the Update on Stacked Devices
When you install an update on stacked devices, the system performs the updates
simultaneously. Each device resumes normal operation when the update
completes. Note that:
•
If the primary device completes the update before all of the secondary
devices, the stack operates in a limited, mixed-version state until all devices
have completed the update.
•
If the primary device completes the update after all of the secondary
devices, the stack resumes normal operation when the update completes
on the primary device.
Installing the Update on X-Series Devices
To update to Version 5.3.0.2, Sourcefire Software for X-Series must be running at
least Version 5.3.
You cannot update Sourcefire Software for X-Series running Version 4.10.x to
Version 5.3.0.2. Instead, you must uninstall the previous version and then install
Version 5.3 before updating to Version 5.3.0.2. For detailed instructions, see the
Sourcefire Software for X-Series Installation and Configuration Guide.
Updating the Sourcefire Software for X-Series reloads the affected VAPs. If your
Sourcefire Software for X-Series is deployed inline and you are using
multi-member VAP groups, Sourcefire recommends that you update the VAPs
one at a time. This allows the other VAPs in the group to inspect network traffic
while the VAP that is being updated reloads. If you are using single-VAP VAP
groups in an inline deployment, reloading the VAP causes an interruption in
network traffic. Make sure you plan the update for a maintenance window or
other time when it will have the least impact on your deployment.
After the Installation
After you perform the update on either the Defense Center or managed devices,
you must reapply device configuration and access control policies. Applying an
access control policy may cause a short pause in traffic flow and processing, and
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may also cause a few packets to pass uninspected. For more information, see the
Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
There are several additional post-update steps you should take to ensure that
your deployment is performing properly. These include:
•
verifying that the update succeeded
•
making sure that all appliances in your deployment are communicating
successfully
•
updating your intrusion rules and vulnerability database (VDB), if necessary
•
making any required configuration changes based on the information in
New and Updated Features and Functionality on page 2
The next sections include detailed instructions not only on performing the update,
but also on completing any post-update steps. Make sure you complete all of the
listed tasks.
Updating a Defense Center
Use the procedure in this section to update your Defense Centers, including
virtual Defense Centers. For the Version 5.3.0.2 update, Defense Centers reboot.
WARNING! Before you update the Defense Center, reapply access control
policies to any managed devices. Otherwise, the eventual update of the managed
device may fail.
WARNING! Do not reboot or shut down your appliances during the update until
after you see the login prompt. The system may appear inactive during the
pre-checks portion of the update; this is expected behavior and does not require
you to reboot or shut down your appliances.
To update a Defense Center:
1.
Read these release notes and complete any required pre-update tasks.
For more information, see Before You Begin: Important Update and
Compatibility Notes on page 3 and Planning the Update on page 6.
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2.
Download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site:
•
for Series 2 Defense Centers:
Sourcefire_3D_Defense_Center_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for Series 3 and virtual Defense Centers:
Sourcefire_3D_Defense_Center_S3_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
IMPORTANT! Download the update directly from the Support Site. If you
transfer an update file by email, it may become corrupted.
3.
Upload the update to the Defense Center by selecting System > Updates, then
clicking Upload Update on the Product Updates tab. Browse to the update and
click Upload.
The update is uploaded to the Defense Center.
4.
Make sure that the appliances in your deployment are successfully
communicating and that there are no issues reported by the health monitor.
5.
View the task queue (System > Monitoring > Task Status) to make sure that
there are no tasks in progress.
Tasks that are running when the update begins are stopped, become failed
tasks, and cannot be resumed; you must manually delete them from the task
queue after the update completes. The task queue automatically refreshes
every 10 seconds. You must wait until any long-running tasks are complete
before you begin the update.
6.
Select System > Updates.
The Product Updates tab appears.
7.
Click the install icon next to the update you uploaded.
The Install Update page appears.
8.
Select the Defense Center and click Install. Confirm that you want to install
the update and reboot the Defense Center.
The update process begins. You can monitor the update's progress in the
task queue (System > Monitoring > Task Status).
WARNING! Do not use the web interface to perform any other tasks until
the update completes and the Defense Center reboots. Before the update
completes, the web interface may become unavailable and the Defense
Center may log you out. This is expected behavior; log in again to view the
task queue. If the update is still running, do not use the web interface until
the update completes. If you encounter issues with the update (for example,
if the task queue indicates that the update has failed or if a manual refresh of
the task queue shows no progress for several minutes), do not restart the
update. Instead, contact Support.
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9.
After the update finishes, clear your browser cache and force a reload of the
browser. Otherwise, the user interface may exhibit unexpected behavior.
10. Log into the Defense Center.
11. Select Help > About and confirm that the software version is listed correctly:
Version 5.3.0.2. Also note the versions of the rule update and VDB on the
Defense Center; you will need this information later.
12. Verify that the appliances in your deployment are successfully communicating
and that there are no issues reported by the health monitor.
13. If the rule update available on the Support Site is newer than the rules on your
Defense Center, import the newer rules.
For information on rule updates, see the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
14. If the VDB available on the Support Site is newer than the VDB on your
Defense Center, install the latest VDB.
Installing a VDB update causes a short pause in traffic flow and processing,
and may also cause a few packets to pass uninspected. For more information,
see the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
15. Reapply device configurations to all managed devices.
TIP! To reactivate a grayed-out Apply button, edit any interface in the device
configuration, then click Save without making changes.
16. Reapply access control policies to all managed devices.
WARNING! Do not reapply your intrusion policies individually; you must
reapply all access control policies completely.
Applying an access control policy may cause a short pause in traffic flow and
processing, and may also cause a few packets to pass uninspected. For more
information, see the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
Updating Managed Devices and Sourcefire Software for X-Series
After you update your Defense Centers to Version 5.3.0.2, use them to update
the devices they manage.
A Defense Center must be running at least Version 5.3.0.2 to update its managed
devices to 5.3.0.2. Because they do not have a web interface, you must use the
Defense Center to update Sourcefire Software for X-Series and virtual managed
devices.
Updating managed devices is a two-step process. First, download the update
from the Support Site and upload it to the managing Defense Center. Next, install
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the software. You can update multiple devices at once, but only if they use the
same update file.
For the Version 5.3.0.2 update, all devices reboot; Sourcefire Software for
X-Series VAP groups reload. Managed devices do not perform traffic inspection,
switching, routing, NAT, VPN, or related functions during the update. Depending
on how your devices are configured and deployed, the update process may also
affect traffic flow and link state. For more information, see Traffic Flow and
Inspection During the Update on page 4.
WARNING! Before you update a managed device, use its managing Defense
Center to reapply the appropriate access control policy to the managed device.
Otherwise, the managed device update may fail.
WARNING! Do not reboot or shut down your appliances during the update until
after you see the login prompt. The system may appear inactive during the
pre-checks portion of the update; this is expected behavior and does not require
you to reboot or shut down your appliances.
TIP! If your Sourcefire Software for X-Series is deployed inline and you are using
multi-member VAP groups, Sourcefire recommends that you update the VAPs
one at a time. This allows the other VAPs in the group to inspect network traffic
while the VAP that is being updated reloads. If you are using single-VAP VAP
groups in an inline deployment, reloading the VAP causes an interruption in
network traffic. Make sure you plan the update for a maintenance window or
other time when it will have the least impact on your deployment.
To update managed devices:
1.
Read these release notes and complete any required pre-update tasks.
For more information, see Before You Begin: Important Update and
Compatibility Notes on page 3 and Planning the Update on page 6.
2.
Update the Sourcefire software on the devices’ managing Defense Center;
see Updating a Defense Center on page 10.
3.
Download the update from the Sourcefire Support Site:
•
for Series 2 managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for Series 3 managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_S3_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
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•
for 3D9900 managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_x900_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for virtual managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_Virtual64_VMware_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for Sourcefire Software for X-Series:
Sourcefire_3D_XOS_Device_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
IMPORTANT! Download the update directly from the Support Site. If you
transfer an update file by email, it may become corrupted.
4.
Upload the update to the Defense Center by selecting System > Updates, then
clicking Upload Update on the Product Updates tab. Browse to the update and
click Upload.
The update is uploaded to the Defense Center.
5.
Make sure that the appliances in your deployment are successfully
communicating and that there are no issues reported by the health monitor.
6.
Click the install icon next to the update you are installing.
The Install Update page appears.
7.
Select the devices where you want to install the update.
If you are updating a stacked pair, selecting one member of the pair
automatically selects the other. You must update members of a stacked pair
together.
8.
Click Install. Confirm that you want to install the update and reboot the
devices.
The update process begins. You can monitor the update's progress in the
Defense Center’s task queue (System > Monitoring > Task Status).
Note that managed devices may reboot twice during the update; this is
expected behavior.
For Sourcefire Software for X-Series deployed inline, traffic is interrupted
while VAPs reload.
WARNING! If you encounter issues with the update (for example, if the task
queue indicates that the update has failed or if a manual refresh of the task
queue shows no progress for several minutes), do not restart the update.
Instead, contact Support.
9.
Select Devices > Device Management and confirm that the devices you updated
have the correct software version: Version 5.3.0.2.
10. Verify that the appliances in your deployment are successfully communicating
and that there are no issues reported by the health monitor.
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11. Reapply device configurations to all managed devices.
TIP! To reactivate a grayed-out Apply button, edit any interface in the device
configuration, then click Save without making changes.
12. Reapply access control policies to all managed devices.
Applying an access control policy may cause a short pause in traffic flow and
processing, and may also cause a few packets to pass uninspected. For more
information, see the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
Using the Shell to Perform the Update
Although Sourcefire recommends that you use the web interface on your
Defense Centers to perform updates, there may be rare situations where you
need to update the appliance using the bash shell.
IMPORTANT! Do not use the shell to update a fresh, unconfigured (Version 5.3)
installation of the Sourcefire 3D System. Before you update an appliance using
the shell, make sure that you complete its initial setup using its web interface.
IMPORTANT! Do not use the shell to update Sourcefire Software for X-Series.
Instead, use the managing Defense Center as described in Updating Managed
Devices and Sourcefire Software for X-Series on page 12.
For the Version 5.3.0.2 update, all appliances reboot. Managed devices do not
perform traffic inspection, switching, routing, NAT, VPN, or related functions
during the update. Depending on how your devices are configured and deployed,
the update process may also affect traffic flow and link state. For more
information, see Traffic Flow and Inspection During the Update on page 4.
To install the update using the shell:
1.
Read these release notes and complete any required pre-update tasks.
For more information, see Before You Begin: Important Update and
Compatibility Notes on page 3 and Planning the Update on page 6.
2.
Download the appropriate update from the Sourcefire Support Site:
•
for Series 2 Defense Centers:
Sourcefire_3D_Defense_Center_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for Series 3 and virtual Defense Centers:
Sourcefire_3D_Defense_Center_S3_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for Series 2 managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
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•
for Series 3 managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_S3_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for 3D9900 managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_x900_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
•
for virtual managed devices:
Sourcefire_3D_Device_Virtual64_VMware_Patch-5.3.0.2-55.sh
IMPORTANT! Download the update directly from the Support Site. If you
transfer an update file by email, it may become corrupted.
3.
Log into the appliance's shell using an account with Administrator privileges.
For virtual appliances, log in using the virtual console in the VMware vSphere
Client. Note that on a Series 3 or virtual managed device, you must type
expert to display the shell prompt.
4.
At the prompt, run the update as the root user, providing your password
when prompted:
sudo install_update.pl /var/sf/updates/update_name
where update_name is the file name of the update you downloaded earlier.
The update process begins.
5.
When the update is complete, the appliance reboots. You can monitor the
update and complete any post-update steps as described in the following
sections:
•
Updating a Defense Center on page 10
•
Updating Managed Devices and Sourcefire Software for X-Series on
page 12
Uninstalling the Update
The following sections help you uninstall the Version 5.3.0.2 update from your
appliances:
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Planning the Uninstallation on page 17
•
Uninstalling the Update from a Managed Device on page 18
•
Uninstalling the Update from a Virtual Managed Device on page 20
•
Uninstalling the Update from Sourcefire Software for X-Series on page 20
•
Uninstalling the Update from a Defense Center on page 21
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Uninstalling the Update
Planning the Uninstallation
Before you uninstall the update, you must thoroughly read and understand the
following sections.
Uninstallation Method
You must uninstall updates locally. You cannot use a Defense Center to uninstall
the update from a managed device.
For all physical appliances and virtual Defense Centers, uninstall the update using
the local web interface. Because virtual managed devices and Sourcefire
Software for X-Series do not have a web interface, you must use the bash shell to
uninstall the update.
Order of Uninstallation
Uninstall the update in the reverse order that you installed it. That is, first uninstall
the update from managed devices, then from Defense Centers.
Uninstalling the Update from Clustered or Paired Appliances
Clustered devices and Defense Centers in high availability pairs must run the
same version of the Sourcefire 3D System. Although the uninstallation process
triggers an automatic failover, appliances in mismatched pairs or clusters do not
share configuration information, nor do they install or uninstall updates as part of
their synchronization. If you need to uninstall an update from redundant
appliances, plan to perform the uninstallations in immediate succession.
To ensure continuity of operations, uninstall the update from clustered devices
and paired Defense Centers one at a time. First, uninstall the update from the
secondary appliance. Wait until the uninstallation process completes, then
immediately uninstall the update from the primary appliance.
WARNING! If the uninstallation process on a clustered device or paired Defense
Center fails, do not restart the uninstall or change configurations on its peer.
Instead, contact Support.
Uninstalling the Update from Stacked Devices
All devices in a stack must run the same version of the Sourcefire 3D System.
Uninstalling the update from any of the stacked devices causes the devices in
that stack to enter a limited, mixed-version state.
To minimize impact on your deployment, Sourcefire recommends that you
uninstall an update from stacked devices simultaneously. The stack resumes
normal operation when the uninstallation completes on all devices in the stack.
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Uninstalling the Update
Uninstalling the Update from Devices Deployed Inline
Managed devices do not perform traffic inspection, switching, routing, or related
functions while the update is being uninstalled. Depending on how your devices
are configured and deployed, the uninstallation process may also affect traffic
flow and link state. For more information, see Traffic Flow and Inspection During
the Update on page 4.
Uninstalling the Update from Sourcefire Software for X-Series
You must uninstall the update from each VAP group individually in order to fully
uninstall the update from Sourcefire Software for X-Series. Uninstalling the
Version 5.3.0.2 update of the Sourcefire 3D System reloads the affected VAP. If
your Sourcefire Software for X-Series is deployed inline and you are using
multi-member VAP groups, Sourcefire recommends that after you uninstall the
update from a VAP, you allow that VAP to reload before you uninstall the update
from additional VAPs.
This allows the other VAPs in the group to inspect network traffic while the
affected VAP reloads. If you are using single-VAP VAP groups in an inline
deployment, reloading the VAP causes an interruption in network traffic. Make
sure you plan the uninstallation for a maintenance window or other time when it
will have the least impact on your deployment.
After the Uninstallation
After you uninstall the update, there are several steps you should take to ensure
that your deployment is performing properly. These include verifying that the
uninstall succeeded and that all appliances in your deployment are
communicating successfully.
The next sections include detailed instructions not only on performing the update,
but also on completing any post-update steps. Make sure you complete all of the
listed tasks.
Uninstalling the Update from a Managed Device
The following procedure explains how to use the local web interface to uninstall
the Version 5.3.0.2 update from managed devices. You cannot use a Defense
Center to uninstall the update from a virtual managed device.
Uninstalling the Version 5.3.0.2 update results in a device running Version 5.3. For
information on uninstalling a previous version, refer to the release notes for that
version.
Uninstalling the Version 5.3.0.2 update reboots the device. Managed devices do
not perform traffic inspection, switching, routing, or related functions during the
update. Depending on how your devices are configured and deployed, the update
process may also affect traffic flow and link state. For more information, see
Traffic Flow and Inspection During the Update on page 4.
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Uninstalling the Update
To uninstall the update:
1.
Read and understand Planning the Uninstallation on page 17.
2.
On the managing Defense Center, make sure that the appliances in your
deployment are successfully communicating and that there are no issues
reported by the health monitor.
3.
On the managed device, view the task queue (System > Monitoring > Task
Status) to make sure that there are no tasks in progress.
Tasks that are running when the uninstallation begins are stopped, become
failed tasks, and cannot be resumed; you must manually delete them from
the task queue after the uninstallation completes. The task queue
automatically refreshes every 10 seconds. You must wait until any
long-running tasks are complete before you begin the uninstallation.
4.
Select System > Updates.
The Product Updates tab appears.
5.
Click the install icon next to the uninstaller that matches the update you want
to remove, then confirm that you want to uninstall the update and reboot the
device.
The uninstallation process begins. You can monitor the uninstallation
progress in the task queue (System > Monitoring > Task Status).
WARNING! Do not use the web interface to perform any other tasks until
the uninstallation has completed and the device reboots. Before the
uninstallation completes, the web interface may become unavailable and the
device may log you out. This is expected behavior; log in again to view the
task queue. If the uninstallation is still running, do not use the web interface
until the uninstallation has completed. If you encounter issues with the
uninstallation (for example, if the task queue indicates that the update has
failed or if a manual refresh of the task queue shows no progress for several
minutes), do not restart the uninstallation. Instead, contact Support.
Version 5.3.0.2
6.
After the uninstallation finishes, clear your browser cache and force a reload
of the browser. Otherwise, the user interface may exhibit unexpected
behavior.
7.
Log in to the device.
8.
Select Help > About and confirm that the software version is listed correctly:
Version 5.3.
9.
On the managing Defense Center, verify that the appliances in your
deployment are successfully communicating and that there are no issues
reported by the health monitor.
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Uninstalling the Update
Uninstalling the Update from a Virtual Managed Device
The following procedure explains how to uninstall the Version 5.3.0.2 update from
virtual managed devices. You cannot use a Defense Center to uninstall the
update from a managed device.
Uninstalling the Version 5.3.0.2 update results in a device running Version 5.3. For
information on uninstalling a previous version, refer to the release notes for that
version.
Uninstalling the Version 5.3.0.2 update reboots the device. Virtual managed
devices do not perform traffic inspection or related functions during the update.
Depending on how your devices are configured and deployed, the update process
may also affect traffic flow. For more information, see Traffic Flow and Inspection
During the Update on page 4.
To uninstall the update:
1.
Read and understand Planning the Uninstallation on page 17.
2.
Log into the device as admin, via SSH or through the virtual console.
3.
At the CLI prompt, type expert to access the bash shell.
4.
At the bash shell prompt, type sudo su -.
5.
Type the admin password to continue the process with root privileges.
6.
At the prompt, enter the following on a single line:
install_update.pl /var/sf/updates/Sourcefire_3D_
Device_Virtual64_VMware_Patch_Uninstaller-5.3.0.2-55.sh
The uninstallation process begins.
WARNING! If you encounter issues with the uninstallation, do not restart
the uninstallation. Instead, contact Support.
7.
After the uninstallation finishes, log into the managing Defense Center and
select Devices > Device Management. Confirm that the device where you
uninstalled the update has the correct software version: Version 5.3.
8.
Verify that the appliances in your deployment are successfully communicating
and that there are no issues reported by the health monitor.
Uninstalling the Update from Sourcefire Software for X-Series
The following procedure explains how to uninstall the Version 5.3.0.2 update from
Sourcefire Software for X-Series. You cannot use a Defense Center to uninstall
the update. You must complete the following procedure from each VAP group
individually in order to fully uninstall the update from Sourcefire Software for
X-Series.
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Uninstalling the Update
Uninstalling the Version 5.3.0.2 update results in the Sourcefire Software for
X-Series running Version 5.3.
To uninstall the update:
1.
Read and understand Planning the Uninstallation on page 17.
2.
Log into a VAP where you want to uninstall the update.
For example, to log into the first VAP in the intrusion VAP group:
CBS# unix su
[[email protected] admin]# rsh intrusion_1
3.
At the prompt, run the following command to configure your session
environment to run Sourcefire scripts:
source /opt/sf/profile
4.
At the prompt, type the following on a single line and press Enter:
install_update.pl
/var/sf/updates/Sourcefire_3D_XOS_Device_Patch_Uninstaller5.3.0.2-55.sh
The update is removed and the VAP reloads. If your Sourcefire Software for
X-Series is deployed inline, traffic to that VAP is interrupted while the VAP
reloads. Note, however, that if there are other VAPs in the VAP group, traffic
is load balanced among the other VAPs.
5.
On the managing Defense Center, select Devices > Device Management and
confirm that the software version is listed correctly: Version 5.3.
6.
Verify that the Sourcefire Software for X-Series is successfully
communicating with the Defense Center.
7.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 for each VAP in the VAP group.
Uninstalling the Update from a Defense Center
Use the following procedure to uninstall the Version 5.3.0.2 update from Defense
Centers and virtual Defense Centers. Note that the uninstallation process reboots
the Defense Center.
Uninstalling the Version 5.3.0.2 update results in a Defense Center running
Version 5.3. For information on uninstalling a previous version, refer to the release
notes for that version.
To uninstall the update:
Version 5.3.0.2
1.
Read and understand Planning the Uninstallation on page 17.
2.
Make sure that the appliances in your deployment are successfully
communicating and that there are no issues reported by the health monitor.
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Uninstalling the Update
3.
View the task queue (System > Monitoring > Task Status) to make sure that
there are no tasks in progress.
Tasks that are running when the uninstallation begins are stopped, become
failed tasks, and cannot be resumed; you must manually delete them from
the task queue after the uninstallation completes. The task queue
automatically refreshes every 10 seconds. You must wait until any
long-running tasks are complete before you begin the uninstallation.
4.
Select System > Updates.
The Product Updates tab appears.
5.
Click the install icon next to the uninstaller that matches the update you want
to remove.
The Install Update page appears.
6.
Select the Defense Center and click Install, then confirm that you want to
uninstall the update and reboot the device.
The uninstallation process begins. You can monitor the uninstallation
progress in the task queue (System > Monitoring > Task Status).
WARNING! Do not use the web interface to perform any other tasks until
the uninstallation has completed and the Defense Center reboots. Before the
uninstallation completes, the web interface may become unavailable and the
Defense Center may log you out. This is expected behavior; log in again to
view the task queue. If the uninstallation is still running, do not use the web
interface until the uninstallation has completed. If you encounter issues with
the uninstallation (for example, if the task queue indicates that the update has
failed or if a manual refresh of the task queue shows no progress for several
minutes), do not restart the uninstallation. Instead, contact Support.
7.
After the uninstallation finishes, clear your browser cache and force a reload
of the browser. Otherwise, the user interface may exhibit unexpected
behavior.
8.
Log in to the Defense Center.
9.
Select Help > About and confirm that the software version is listed correctly:
Version 5.3.
10. Verify that the appliances in your deployment are successfully communicating
and that there are no issues reported by the health monitor.
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Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
The following issues are resolved in Version 5.3.0.2:
Version 5.3.0.2
•
Security Issue Addressed multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.
•
Security Issue Addressed multiple cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
vulnerabilities.
•
Security Issue Addressed multiple injection vulnerabilities, including HTML
and command line injections.
•
Security Issue Addressed multiple vulnerability issues in cURL, Linux,
MySQL, strongSwan, and Wireshark, including those described in
CVE-2013-1944, CVE-2013-2237, CVE-2013-3783, CVE-2013-2338,
CVE-2013-5718, CVE-2013-5719, CVE-2013-5720, CVE-2013-5721, and
CVE-2013-5722.
•
Resolved an issue where the system delayed the generation of
end-of-connection events for packets transmitted via a protocol other than
TCP or UDP. (131526)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, the intrusion event packet view
displayed a rule message that did not match the rule that generated the
event. (138011)
•
Resolved an issue where you could not import an intrusion rule that
referenced a custom variable. (138077)
•
Resolved an issue where, if the system dropped the connection between
the Defense Center and its managed device while completing a backup, the
managed device failed to send the finished backup files to the Defense
Center, and the Task Status page (System > Monitoring > Task Status) reported
that the backup was still in progress. (138102)
•
Resolved an issue where connection events logged to an external syslog or
SNMP trap server had incorrect URL Reputation values. (138504, 139466)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, the system displayed incorrect,
extremely high packet counts in the dashboard and event views for Series 3
managed devices. (138608)
•
Improved the stability of clustered state sharing on 3D8250 and 3D8350
managed devices. (139141)
•
Resolved an issue where, if you enabled telnet on a Cisco IOS Null Route
remediation module and configured the username for the Cisco IOS
instance to enable by default on the Cisco IOS router, Cisco IOS Null route
remediation failed on the Defense Center. (139387)
•
Resolved an issue where, if one of your network variables in a variable set
excluded :: or ::0 addresses and you referenced the variable set in an
access control policy, applying your access control (or an intrusion policy
referenced by your access control policy) failed. (139406)
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Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
Version 5.3.0.2
•
Improved the stability of Snort when a nightly intrusion event performance
statistics rotation occurred at the same time as an intrusion policy apply.
(139958)
•
Resolved an issue where, when creating a network address translation
(NAT) policy on a 70xx Family managed device and positioning a dynamic
NAT rule specifying a destination port range before a second dynamic NAT
rule specifying a destination port included in the first range, the system did
not match traffic against the second dynamic rule if the traffic did not match
the first dynamic rule. (140216, 140307)
•
Resolved an issue where, if you deleted a managed device from a Defense
Center, then added a different device, then reapplied an access control
policy with an intrusion policy associated with the default action, the system
indicated that the intrusion policy was out of date on more devices than the
Defense Center managed. (140525)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, you could not create new
scheduled tasks on managed devices. (140557)
•
Resolved an issue where managing 100 or more managed devices with a
single Defense Center caused system issues. (140566)
•
Resolved an issue where, if you added a device stack to a group of devices
and edited the applied access control policy, the system removed all
targeted devices from the policy, prevented you from adding new devices,
and corrupted the policy name. (140605)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, applying a single health policy to
100 or more managed devices caused system issues. (140976)
•
Resolved an issue where the system experienced a memory issue if
eStreamer retrieved a large number of file events. (141075)
•
Resolved an issue where, if you created an access control or intrusion rule
that blocked traffic, then applied the access control or intrusion policy to a
virtual managed device that used an inline interface set, you experienced a
disruption in traffic until you restarted the appliance. (141111)
•
Resolved an issue where querying the external database to access packet
data from intrusion events on a Defense Center returned incorrect data.
(141144)
•
Resolved an issue where creating a saved search that used a VLAN tag
object caused the system to save the search with the value 0 in the field
where you used the VLAN tag object. (141195)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, syslog alerts sent as intrusion
event notifications contained incorrect intrusion rule classification data.
(141212, 141215, 141219)
•
Resolved an issue where adaptive profiles failed if you used a network
variable as your Networks value when configuring adaptive profiles. (141224)
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Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
•
Resolved an issue where, if you created a custom workflow with a large
number of pages, the time window in the top right portion of the page
obscured the link to the final pages of the workflow. (141335)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, FireSIGHT rule recommendations
attempted to activate a preprocessor rule that was already active, causing
system problems. (141439)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, if you added multiple passive
interfaces to a security zone, then referenced the security zone in a
managed device configuration, the configuration apply failed and the
system experienced a disruption in detection. (141624, 141627)
•
Resolved an issue where, if one or more detection resources were
unresponsive on a managed device, installing an update of the vulnerability
database (VDB) caused system issues. (141757)
•
Improved efficiency and memory management of the disk manager.
(141795)
•
Improved the stability of Snort when inspecting traffic transmitted via Real
Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). (141815)
•
Resolved an issue where completing a large number of access control
policy applies caused the system to experience a memory issue and
generate multiple High unmanaged disk usage health alerts. (141830)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, revisions to the network address
translation (NAT) policy caused system problems. (142003)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, Series 3 devices experienced
delays during device shutdown. (142033)
Issues Resolved in Previous Updates
Because you can update your appliances from Version 5.3 to Version 5.3.0.2, this
update also includes the changes from Version 5.3. Previously resolved issues are
listed by version.
Version 5.3.0.1
Version 5.3.0.2
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, configuring an intrusion policy that
contained local intrusion rules in a layer that was shared with another
intrusion policy caused intrusion policy exports to fail. (132312)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, Snort stopped processing packets if
any of your intrusion rules contained the Sensitive Data (sdf) rule
classification. (132600)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, Snort drained system resources if
you created and applied an access control policy with rules that specified an
unusually large range of ports and contained other rule conditions that
would cause the Defense Center to send them to the device in expanded
form. (132998)
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Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
Version 5.3.0.2
•
Resolved an issue where the Security Intelligence page of your access
control policy did not display more than 100 available security zones.
(133418)
•
Resolved an issue where configuring a proxy server to authenticate with a
user name and Message Digest 5 (MD5) password encryption caused
communication issues with the Defense Center. (133727, 135041)
•
Resolved an issue where you could not use the command line interface
(CLI) to register a managed device to a pair of Defense Centers in a high
availability configuration. (133825)
•
Resolved a memory issue on managed devices where the system omitted
data from Intrusion Event Performance graphs. (133944)
•
Resolved an issue where the system generated an abnormally high count
for the Total Packets Received Snort real-time statistic. (134036)
•
Resolved an issue where the system did not prevent you from reapplying
any of your intrusion policies (individually or as part of an access control
policy reapply) a total of 4096 or more times on a single managed device.
(134231)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, the system generated an
extraneous Module Disk Usage: Frequent drain of Connection Events health alert.
(134355)
•
Resolved an issue where the system did not mark your access control
policy out-of-date after you applied a new version of the vulnerability
database (VDB) if your access control policy contained application detectors
related to the FireSight Detector Updates identified in the VDB advisory
notice. (134458)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, scheduled geolocation updates
failed if Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, also known as UTC) was not your local
timezone. (134742)
•
Security Issue Resolved multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in
application detection, access control, and correlation rule management.
(135011, 135629, 135632)
•
Improved the stability of Snort when access control rules included URL
conditions. (135071, 136833)
•
Resolved an issue where, if your managed device originated at Version
5.1.1.x and you updated it to Version 5.2.x and then to Version 5.3, the
system generated extraneous health alerts for high unmanaged disk usage.
(135689)
•
Resolved an issue where, if you updated an appliance from Version 5.2.x to
Version 5.3 and later created a backup, you could not restore the backup on
Defense Centers that were reimaged to Version 5.3. (135869)
•
Resolved an issue where the system displayed multiple unique hosts that
shared an IP address as a single host with multiple actual MAC addresses in
the host profile. (135956, 135992)
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Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
•
Resolved an issue where the system restricted access to the User
Management page (System > Local > User Management) on physical managed
devices. (136079)
•
Security Issue Eliminated an XSS vulnerability (CVE-2014-2012) in the
intrusion rule editor pages that could allow an attacker to access and
disclose information, imitate user actions and requests, or execute arbitrary
JavaScript. Special thanks to Liad Mizrachi Check Point Security Research
Team for reporting this issue. (136542)
•
Security Issue Eliminated a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability
(CVE-2014-2011) in the User Configuration page that could allow an attacker
to add or edit user accounts. Special thanks to Liad Mizrachi Check Point
Security Research Team for reporting this issue. (136911)
•
Security Issue Eliminated a CSRF vulnerability (CVE-2014-2028) in the User
Management page that could allow an attacker to activate, deactivate, edit,
or delete user accounts. Special thanks to Liad Mizrachi Check Point
Security Research Team for reporting this issue. (136914)
•
Resolved an issue where the system provided incorrect speed data for fiber
interfaces with speeds of 4GB and faster. (137484)
•
Security Issue Eliminated an XSS vulnerability (CVE-2014-2275) in the
Scheduling page, the Health Monitor page, and the event viewers that could
allow an attacker to access and disclose information, imitate user actions
and requests, or execute arbitrary JavaScript. Special thanks to Adi Volkovitz
Check Point Security Research Team for reporting this issue. (137850,
137853, 137856)
•
Resolved an issue where, after you disconnected and reconnected the fiber
interfaces on a Series 3 managed device, the system did not reestablish the
network connection. (138099)
Version 5.3
Version 5.3.0.2
•
Improved the performance and stability of VPN. (116996, 119698, 123636)
•
Resolved an issue where modifying the device configuration on a clustered
stack and immediately applying the changes caused the apply to fail and the
system to display an error message in the task status queue. (121625)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, installing a new intrusion rule
update caused custom intrusion rule classifications referenced by
correlation rules to revert to predefined classifications. (122163)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, network discovery policies did not
function as expected if you applied two or more network discovery rules
constrained by the same zones and networks that were configured to
discover a different combination of hosts, users, and applications. (122853)
•
Resolved an issue where LDAP authentication could fail if the DNS entries
in your network environment for your LDAP server's hostname and IP
address did not match. (123447)
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Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
Version 5.3.0.2
•
Resolved an issue where updates of the Sourcefire 3D System required
upwards of three hours on Series 3 appliances. (124148)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, you could not edit a device group
if it contained an inactive managed device. (124286)
•
The system now generates an error message when you attempt to install
an intrusion rule update while the system is already running an update of
the Sourcefire 3D System. (124290)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, the Defense Center did not back up
events onto remote storage. (124350)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, the system displayed an
erroneous Please wait, loading... message. (124918)
•
Improved the performance of Nmap scans. (124999)
•
Resolved an issue where the system incompletely terminated failed
intrusion rule updates. (125368)
•
Resolved an issue where the system generated false positive alerts on the
SMTP preprocessor rules 124:1, 124:3, or 124:10. (125449)
•
Security Resolved multiple packet display issues. (125531, 132258)
•
Improved the performance of sensitive data analysis. (125588, 126167)
•
Resolved an issue where the system ran an Nmap scan from a device even
if you used a remediation where Scan from reporting device was disabled.
(125608)
•
Resolved an issue where the system generated false positive alerts in
reassembly traffic if you enabled any of the auto-detect DCE/RPC
preprocessor options. (125737)
•
Resolved an issue where, after importing a new intrusion rule update, the
number of imported rules in an intrusion policy did not match the number of
rules in the import log. (125900)
•
Security Issue Resolved an issue where the system granted incorrect access
privileges to users with limited user roles. (126016, 127428, 127779)
•
Resolved multiple synchronization issues on managed devices in clustered,
stacked, and clustered and stacked configurations. (126106, 128724)
•
Improved the stability of syslog alert responses when sending connection
events to the syslog. (127682)
•
Resolved an issue where the system generated events on intrusion rule
135:2 for incomplete (SYN-only) connections when you enabled the TCP
stream preprocessor option Require TCP 3-Way Handshake and you
configured the rate-based attack prevention preprocessor to limit excessive
simultaneous connections. (127803)
•
Resolved an issue where, if you configured a traffic profile and a correlation
rule to trigger on traffic spikes at or above two standard deviations, the
system did not generate a correlation event. (128107)
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Issues Resolved in Version 5.3.0.2
Version 5.3.0.2
•
Resolved an issue where the system generated false positive alerts on
intrusion rule 1:24490. (128304)
•
Resolved a hardware issue where, in rare cases, the 3D8120, 3D8130,
3D8140, and 3D8250 experienced system issues and required a reboot.
(128689)
•
Resolved an issue where if you disabled user detection in LDAP traffic using
your network discovery policy, the Defense Center stopped logging User
Agent login data. (128741)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, you could not perform on-demand
user data retrieval and download if you scheduled automatic LDAP user data
retrieval. (128962)
•
Security Issue Resolved multiple XSS vulnerabilities in the object manager
and rule editor. (129052, 132023)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, if you viewed reviewed intrusion
events and drilled down to the packet view, there were no visible events
and the reviewed constraint was removed. (129257)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, the system incorrectly identified
SMTP traffic and generated a connection event with missing application
information if the SMTP server responded with a connection error. (130085)
•
Resolved an access control policy synchronization issue on Defense
Centers in a high availability configuration. (130475)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, the system generated critical health
alert emails containing indecipherable messages. (130518)
•
Resolved multiple display issues on the security zones page in the object
manager. (130569, 130631, 130632)
•
Resolved an issue where drilling down in a custom workflow redirected you
to the incorrect packet view page for an intrusion event. (130620)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, the system restore boot option
did not output to the serial port on managed devices even if you selected
Physical Serial Port as the remote console access option. (130772)
•
Improved the stability of clustered managed devices when failing over after
a hardware failure. (130811, 130812, 131031, 133088, 130602)
•
Resolved a failover synchronization issue on clustered managed devices.
(130829)
•
Improved the system's malware analysis and blocking capabilities when
handling file transfer protocol (FTP) traffic. (130888, 133134)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, the intrusion policy page failed to
display. (131181)
•
Resolved an issue where, in rare cases, the table view of servers (Analysis >
Hosts > Servers) duplicated servers and produced inaccurate server counts.
(131329)
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•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, if you configured static routes as
described in KB article 000001950 and made a subsequent change to the
network configuration, the system dropped the static routes until after the
next system reboot. (131646)
•
Improved the stability of stacking three managed devices in a Tri-Stack.
(131836, 131896)
•
Resolved an issue where the system misplaced the home directory files for
user accounts after updating to a major version of the Sourcefire 3D
System. (132503)
•
Resolved an issue where disabling the Quoted-Printable Decoding Depth
advanced option in your intrusion policy did not prevent the system from
generating events on intrusion rule 124:11. (132538)
•
Resolved an issue where, if you configured a custom table populated with
data from the Correlation Events table and the Applications table, then
selected Source IP as a common field, updates to Version 5.3 failed.
(135735)
•
Resolved an issue where, in some cases, if you configured an access
control policy with a Monitor rule (which forces end-of-connection logging)
and a Trust rule with Log at Beginning of Connection enabled, the system did
not generate end-of-connection events for matching SSH-encrypted traffic.
(135952)
Known Issues
The following known issues are reported in Version 5.3.0.2:
•
In some cases, applying changes to your access control policy, intrusion
policy, network discovery policy, or device configuration, or installing an
intrusion rule update or update of the vulnerability database (VDB), causes
the system to experience a disruption in traffic that uses Link Aggregation
Control Protocol (LACP) in fast mode. As a workaround, configure LACP
links in slow mode. (112070)
•
In some cases, the system includes extraneous data about dropped packets
in intrusion event performance graphs. (124934)
•
The documentation incorrectly states that, in a high availability deployment:
If a secondary device fails, the primary device continues to
sense traffic, generate alerts, and send traffic to all
secondary devices. On failed secondary devices, traffic is
dropped. A health alert is generated indicating loss of link.
The documentation should specify that, if the secondary device in a stack
fails, by default, inline sets with configurable bypass enabled go into bypass
mode on the primary device. For all other configurations, the system
continues to load balance traffic to the failed secondary device. In either
case, a health alert is generated to indicate loss of link. (138432)
Version 5.3.0.2
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Version 5.3.0.2
•
In some cases, the system does not enforce the maximum transmission
unit (MTU) setting on Series 2 or virtual devices. (139620)
•
The system does not prevent an externally authenticated user from
modifying the LDAP password via the User Preferences page. If an
externally authenticated user does this, the user becomes an internally
authenticated user. (140143)
•
You can only import a HTTPS certificate once. Modifying or re-importing a
server certificate fails. (140283)
•
Although you cannot enable bypass mode for clustered devices, the option
still appears in the web interface. (140604)
•
If you create a report in bar graph report form that shows data organized by
day, only a maximum of 10 days can appear in the graph. As a workaround,
create multiple reports in 10-day increments. (140833)
•
In some cases, the Password Lifetime column on the User Management
page (Operations > User Management) may display a negative value if a user’s
password has expired. (140839)
•
If you disable an access control rule that invokes an intrusion policy, then
reapply your access control policy, the system incorrectly indicates that the
appliances’ intrusion policy is out of date. As a workaround, delete access
control rules that use intrusion policies instead of disabling those rules.
(141044)
•
You cannot delete vulnerabilities from the third-party vulnerabilities table
(Analysis > Vulnerabilities > Third-Party Vulnerabilities). (141103)
•
Files that are intentionally not stored by the system (such as files seen for
the first time, or files outside the size limit) incorrectly appear with a File
Storage value of Failed. (141196, 141505)
•
If you create a configuration-only backup, the backup file includes
extraneous discovery event data. (141246)
•
The system-provided saved search Public Addresses Only incorrectly includes
the private 172.x.x.x IP address range. (141285)
•
When you update your appliances to a new software version, the update
overwrites any changes you made to default dashboard pages. As a
workaround, perform a system backup before updating, then restore the
backup. (141363)
•
Reports do not resolve DNS names for IP addresses, even if you have
configured them to do so. (141393)
•
When you configure a device inline between a host and a web server, block
the web server by URL in your access control policy, enable the
Cisco-provided block response page, then attempt to access the web server
from the host, a session timeout may result if the open connection limit of
the server’s operating system is reached. (141440)
•
In some cases, excessive saved revisions to the intrusion policy may cause
system performance issues. (141501, 141754)
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•
The documentation does not reflect that, if you register a cluster, stack, or
clustered stack of devices to a Defense Center, you may have to manually
reapply the device configuration. (141624, 141412)
•
On 3D9900 devices, passive interfaces not in security zones do not
generate intrusion or connection events. As a workaround, create and
specify a security zone for all passive interfaces on this device model.
(141663)
•
In rare cases, when your system triggers an alert on the first data packet of
a TCP session from a server, the alert may not specify the egress interface.
(141817)
•
When you edit a saved search, the previously configured name of the
search does not appear in the Name field; the field is empty. (142060)
•
When the system sends a file for sandbox analysis and the cloud does not
respond within 50 minutes, the file’s status still appears as Sent for Analysis
instead of indicating that analysis has timed out. (142309)
•
When you are using two Defense Centers in a high availability configuration,
you cannot generate troubleshooting reports for a Defense Center from the
web interface of its high availability peer. You must generate
troubleshooting reports directly from the Defense Center you need the
reports for. (142645)
•
When you upgrade a system with an invalid nameserver to Version 5.3.0.2,
the system slows to the point where it is unusable, and system processes
which write to syslog, including Snort, run very slowly. As a workaround,
configure valid nameservers. This bug can be viewed in Bug Navigator
[URL: https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/ ]. (CSCur59598)
Known Issues Reported in Previous Releases
The following is a list of known issues that were reported in previous releases of
the Sourcefire 3D System:
Version 5.3.0.2
•
If the system generates intrusion events with a Destination Port/ICMP Code of
0, the Top 10 Destination Ports section of the Intrusion Event Statistics page
(Overview > Summary > Intrusion Event Statistics) omits port numbers from the
display. (125581)
•
Defense Center local configurations (System > Local > Configuration) are not
synchronized between high availability peers. You must edit and apply the
changes on all Defense Centers, not just the primary. (130612, 130652)
•
In some cases, large system backups may fail if disk space usage exceeds
the disk space threshold before the system begins pruning. (132501)
•
In some cases, using the RunQuery tool to execute a SHOW TABLES
command may cause the query to fail. To avoid query failure, only run this
query interactively using the RunQuery application. (132685)
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Version 5.3.0.2
•
If you reboot a Series 3 managed device after a Sourcefire 3D System
update fails, subsequent updates may fail even after you resolve the original
issue. (132700)
•
If you delete a previously-imported local intrusion rule, you cannot re-import
the deleted rule. (132865)
•
In rare cases, the system may not generate events for intrusion rules 141:7
or 142:7. (132973)
•
In some cases, remote backups of managed devices include extraneous
unified files, generating large backup files on your Defense Center. (133040)
•
You must edit the maximum transmission unit (MTU) on a Defense Center
or managed device using the appliance’s CLI or shell. You cannot edit the
MTU on a Defense Center or managed device via the user interface.
(133802)
•
If you create a URL object with an asterisk (*) in the URL, the system does
not generate preempted rule warnings for access control policies containing
rules that reference the object. Do not use asterisks (*) in URL object
URLs. (134095, 134097)
•
If you configure your intrusion policy to generate intrusion event syslog
alerts, the syslog alert message for intrusion events generated by intrusion
rules with preprocessor options enabled is Snort Alert, not a customized
message. (134270)
•
If the secondary device in a stack generates an intrusion event, the system
does not populate the table view of intrusion events with security zone
data. (134402)
•
If you configure an Nmap scan remediation with the Fast Port Scan option
enabled, Nmap remediation fails. As a workaround, disable the Fast Port
Scan option. (134499)
•
If you generate a report containing connection event summary data based
on a connection event table saved search, reports on that table populate
with no data. (134541)
•
Scheduling and running simultaneous system backup tasks negatively
impacts system performance. As a workaround, stagger your scheduled
tasks so only one backup runs at a time. (134575)
•
If you edit a previously-configured LDAP connection where user and group
access control parameters are enabled, clicking Fetch Groups does not
populate the Available Groups box. You must re-enter your password when
editing an LDAP connection in order to fetch available groups. (134872)
•
In some cases, if you enable Resolve IP Addresses in the Event Preferences
section of the Event View Settings page, hostnames associated with IPv6
addresses may not resolve as expected in the dashboard or event views.
(135182)
•
You cannot enter more than 450 characters in the Base Filter field when
creating an LDAP authentication object. (135314)
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Version 5.3.0.2
•
In some cases, if you schedule a task while observing Daylight Saving Time
(DST), the task does not run during periods when you are not observing
DST. As a workaround, select Europe, London as your local time zone on the
Time Zone Preference page (Admin > User Preferences) and recreate the task
during a period when you are not observing DST. (135480)
•
The system requires additional time to reboot appliances running Version
5.3 or later due to a database check. If errors are found during the database
check, the reboot requires additional time to repair the database. (135564,
136439)
•
In some cases, the system may generate a false positive for the SSH
preprocessor rule 128:1. (135567)
•
If you apply an intrusion policy containing a rule with the Extract Original
Client IP Address HTTP preprocessor option enabled, the system may
populate intrusion events with incorrect data in the Original Client IP field if
traffic passes through a dedicated proxy server. (135651)
•
If the maximum transmission unit (MTU) setting on an 8000 Series
managed device triggers IP datagram fragmentation, the system may
experience NMSB connection issues. (135731)
•
If you schedule a task with Report as the job type, the system does not
attach the report to the emailed status report. (136026)
•
If you apply an access control policy to multiple devices, the Defense
Center displays the task status differently on the Task Status page, the
Access Control policy page, and the Device Management page of the web
interface. The status on the Device Management page (Devices > Device
Management) is correct. (136364, 136614)
•
In some cases, if you create a custom workflow based on the health events
table, the Defense Center displays conflicting data in the event viewer.
(136419)
•
If you import a custom intrusion rule as an .rtf file, the system does not
warn you that the .rtf file type is not supported. (136500)
•
If you configure a Security Intelligence feed and specify a Feed URL that was
created on a computer running a Windows operating system, the system
does not display the correct number of submitted IP addresses in the
tooltips on the Security Intelligence tab. As a workaround, use dos2unix
commands to convert the file from Windows encoding to Unix encoding
and click Update Feeds on the Security Intelligence page. (136557)
•
If you disable a physical interface, the logical interfaces associated with it
are disabled but remain green on the Interfaces tab of the appliance editor
for that managed device. (136560)
•
If you create a custom table based on the Captured Files table, the system
generates an error message. The system does not support creating a
custom table based on the Captured Files table. (136844)
•
If you register a managed device with a hostname containing more than 40
characters, device registration fails. (137235)
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Version 5.3.0.2
•
In some cases, the system does not filter objects in the Object Manager as
expected if you include any of the following special characters in the filter
criteria: dollar sign ($), caret (^), asterisk (*), brackets ([ ]), vertical bar (|),
forward slash (\), period (.), and question mark (?). (137493)
•
In some cases, if you enabled Simple Network Management Protocol
(SNMP) polling in your system policy, modifying the high availability (HA) link
interface configuration on one of your clustered managed devices causes
the system to generate inaccurate SNMP polling requests. (137546)
•
In some cases, configuring your access control policy to log blacklisted
connections to the syslog or SNMP trap server causes system issues.
(137952)
•
In some cases, the Operating System Summary workflow displays incorrect
DNS server counts, NTP server counts, and DNS port counts if the system
receives DNS or NTP packets out of order. (138047)
•
The table view of file events appears to support viewing the file trajectory
for ineligible file events. You can only view file trajectories for files with a
calculated SHA-256 value. (138155)
•
If you generate a report in HTML or PDF format that includes a chart with
File Name as the x-axis, the system does not display UTF-8 characters in the
x-axis filenames. (138297)
•
In rare cases, if you have ever used your Defense Center to manage more
than one device, the system displays inaccurate intrusion event counts in
the dashboard. (138298)
•
In rare cases, revising and reapplying an intrusion policy hundreds of times
causes intrusion rule updates and system updates to require over 24 hours
to complete. (138333)
•
If the latest version of the geolocation database (GeoDB) is installed on your
Defense Center and you attempt to update the GeoDB with the same
version, the system generates an error message. (138348)
•
In some cases, if you apply more than one access control policy across your
deployment, searching for intrusion or connection events (Analysis > Search)
matching a specific access control rule may retrieve events generated by
unrelated rules in other policies. (138542)
•
In some cases, rebooting a Series 3 managed device after a failed system
update causes a hardware issue. If a system update fails, contact Support
and do not reboot the appliance. (138684)
•
You cannot cut and paste access control rules from one policy to another.
(138713)
•
In the Security Intelligence Source/Destination metadata (rec_type:281),
the eStreamer server identifies the source as the destination and the
destination as the source. (138740)
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•
In an access control policy, the system processes certain Trust rules before
the policy’s Security Intelligence blacklist. Trust rules placed before either
the first Monitor rule or before a rule with an application, URL, user, or
geolocation-based network condition are processed before the blacklist.
That is, Trust rules that are near the top of an access control policy (rules
with a low number) or that are used in a simple policy allow traffic that
should have been blacklisted to pass uninspected instead. (138743, 139017)
•
If you disable Drop When Inline in your intrusion policy, inline normalization
stops modifying packets seen in traffic and the system does not indicate
what traffic would be modified. In some cases, other devices or applications
on your network may not function in the same way after you re-enable Drop
When Inline. (139174, 139177)
•
Security Issue Sourcefire is aware of a vulnerability inherent in the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI) standard (CVE-2013-4786). Enabling
Lights-Out Management (LOM) on an appliance exposes this vulnerability.
To prevent exposure to the vulnerability, do not enable LOM. To mitigate the
vulnerability, deploy your appliances on a secure management network
accessible only to trusted users and use a complex, non-dictionary-based
password. If you enable LOM and expose this vulnerability, change the
complex password every three months. For LOM password requirements,
see the Sourcefire 3D System User Guide. (139286, 140954)
•
In rare cases, the Task Status page (System > Monitoring > Task Status)
incorrectly reports that a failed system policy apply succeeded. (139428)
•
If you configure and save three or more intrusion policies that reference
each other through their base policies, the system does not update the Last
Modified dates for all policies on the Intrusion Policy page (Policies > Intrusion
> Intrusion Policy). As a workaround, wait 5-10 minutes and refresh the
Intrusion Policy page. (139647)
•
In some cases, if you configure and save a report with a time window that
includes the transition day from observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) to not
observing DST, the system adjusts the time window to begin an hour earlier
than you specified. As a workaround, set the time window to begin one
hour later. (139713)
•
If you remove an IP address from the global whitelist via the Object
Manager page of the Defense Center web interface, the command line
interface (CLI) on your Defense Center does not reflect the change.
(139784)
Features Introduced in Previous Versions
Functionality described in previous versions may be superseded by other new
functionality or updated through resolved issues.
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5.3.0.x
The following features and functionality were introduced in Version 5.3.0.x:
•
As of Version 5.3.0.1, LDAP usernames are not case-sensitive. In Version
5.3, usernames were case-sensitive.
•
As of Version 5.3.0.1, you can no longer perform joins using the
application_tag_id field in the application_host_map table when
querying the external database.
5.3
The following features and functionality were introduced in Version 5.3:
File Capture and Storage
LICENSE: Malware
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 3, Virtual, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
The file capture feature provides the ability to automatically carve files of interest
out of network traffic based on the file type or the file disposition. Once captured,
the files can either be stored locally on FirePOWER appliances or automatically
submitted for additional malware analysis using Sourcefire’s cloud-based
sandboxing technology, dynamic analysis.
File capture is configured as part of a file policy and each file has a SHA-256
calculated to uniquely identify files and reduce duplicates in file storage. Captured
files are stored on the primary hard drive of the FirePOWER appliance.
You can manually submit captured files for dynamic analysis or download them
from the FirePOWER appliance through event table views, the network file
trajectory feature, and the captured files table view.
Dynamic Analysis, Threat Scores, and Summary Reports
LICENSE: Malware
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 3, Virtual, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
Version 5.3 introduced dynamic analysis, a feature that maximizes your ability to
quickly identify new zero-day malicious behavior on your network through the use
of cloud-based technology. When configured, you can submit previously unseen
files with an unknown disposition to the Sourcefire cloud for an in-depth analysis
of the file’s behavior. Based on that behavior, a threat score is determined and
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communicated back to the Defense Center. The higher the threat score, the more
likely the file is malicious and action can be taken based on threat score levels.
Sourcefire also provided a related dynamic analysis summary report that provides
details on the analysis and why the threat score was assigned to the file. This
additional information helps you identify malware and fine tune your detection
capabilities.
You can configure your system to automatically capture and send files for
dynamic analysis, or you can submit them for analysis on demand.
Custom Detection
LICENSE: Malware
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 3, Virtual, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
Custom file detection can be used to identify and block any files moving around
your network, even if Sourcefire has not identified the file as malicious. You do
not need a cloud connection to perform these lookups, so custom file detection is
ideal for use with any type of private intelligence data you have.
If you have identified a malicious file, you can automatically block it by adding its
unique SHA-256 value to the custom file detection list. You can use the custom
detection list in combination with the clean list, which lets you mark specific files
as clean.
Together, the custom file detection list and clean list help you customize your
malware protection approach to your specific environment. The custom file
detection list and clean list are included by default in every file policy, and you can
opt not to use either or both lists on a per-policy basis.
Spero Engine
LICENSE: Malware
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 3, Virtual, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
The Spero engine feature provided another cloud-based method for detecting
suspicious and potentially new malware in executable files using big data. Spero
creates a signature of an executable file based on the structural information of
that file, the dynamic-link libraries (DLL) that are referenced, and the metadata
from the Portable Executable (PE) header. This feature print then runs through the
machine learned data trees for analysis and determines whether the file contains
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malware. The Spero analysis result is considered jointly with the file disposition to
generate a final disposition for the executable file.
SMB File Detection
LICENSE: Protection
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Feature dependent
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Feature dependent
As of Version 5.3, you can now detect, inspect, and block files transferred in
NetBIOS-ssn traffic, including files transferred over Server Message Block (SMB).
AMP Cloud Connectivity
LICENSE: Malware, URL Filtering
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
Prior to Version 5.3, to connect to the Sourcefire cloud you had to use TCP Port
32137 and a direct connection from the Defense Center to the cloud.
Version 5.3 introduced proxy support for connecting to the Sourcefire cloud to do
malware detection and dynamic analysis. Previously, you had to use TCP port
32137, but now the default connection is made over TCP port 443 to allow more
organizations to connect and use Sourcefire’s advanced malware intelligence.
Use of port 32137 is still supported, but is no longer the default.
Note that if you are updating to Version 5.3 from a previous version of the
Sourcefire 3D System, use of legacy port 32137 is enabled by default. If you want
to connect via port 443 after updating, deselect the checkbox on the Cloud
Services page (System > Local > Configuration > Cloud Services).
Host and Event Correlation IOC Style (Indications of Compromise)
LICENSE: FireSIGHT + Protection or FireAMP subscription
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Feature dependent
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Feature dependent
Host and event correlation introduced the ability to pinpoint the hosts on your
network that may have been compromised by an attack. Host and event
correlation aggregates data from intrusion events, connection events, Security
Intelligence events, and FireAMP events to help you quickly diagnose and contain
security breaches on your network.
This feature introduced Sourcefire-provided Indications of Compromise (IOC)
rules that allow you to control whether the system generates IOC events for
particular types of compromise and correlates those events with the host
involved. At the time of event generation, the system sets an IOC tag on the
affected host impacted by that IOC event. Hosts that have the most IOC events
associated with them from unique detection sources are those that are most
likely compromised. Once you have resolved the breach, the IOC tags are
removed. IOC events and host tags are viewable in the host profile, network map,
Context Explorer, dashboard, and event viewers.
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Enhanced Security Intelligence Event Storage and Views
LICENSE: Protection
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 3, Virtual, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
If your system is configured to blacklist traffic or monitor blacklisted traffic based
on Security Intelligence data, you can now view Security Intelligence events in
dashboards and in the Context Explorer. Security Intelligence events, although
similar to connection events, are stored and pruned separately and have their own
event view, workflows, and Custom Analysis dashboard widget presets.
Simplified Intrusion Policy Variable Management
LICENSE: Protection
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Any
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any
The addition of variable sets streamlines and centralizes variable management in
the object manager. You create custom variable sets and customize the default
variable set to suit your network environment. The default variable set functions
as a master key, containing both Sourcefire-provided default variables and
user-created custom variables, and can be used to populate custom variable sets.
Customizing a variable in this set propagates the change to all other variable sets
containing that variable.
The update from Version 5.2 to Version 5.3 automatically transitions existing
variables into variable sets. Existing system level variables become custom
variables within the default variable set. Custom variables configured at the
intrusion policy level are grouped by intrusion policy into new custom variable
sets.
Geolocation and Access Control
LICENSE: FireSIGHT
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 3, Virtual
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
Version 5.3 introduced the ability to filter traffic by source or destination countries
from within your access control policy. To take advantage of geolocation filtering,
specify the individual countries or reference a geolocation object in an access
control policy rule.
Geolocation objects are configured in the object manager and represent one or
more countries that your system has identified in traffic on your monitored
network. Create geolocation objects to save and organize custom groupings of
countries.
Version 5.3.0.2
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URL Filtering License Change
LICENSE: Protection + URL Filtering
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 3, Virtual, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Any except DC500
Sourcefire no longer requires a Control license to enable URL filtering. Only a
Protection license is required. After you add a URL Filtering license for the first
time, the Defense Center automatically enables URL filtering and automatic
updates.
8300 Family of Series 3 FirePOWER Appliances
SUPPORTED DEVICES: 3D8350, 3D8360, 3D8370, 3D8390
Version 5.3 introduced the high-powered 8300 Family of Series 3 FirePOWER
managed devices. The 8300 Family supports stacking, clustering, all existing
NetMods, and all other features of the existing Series 3 8000 Series managed
devices. They also provide increased power for faster connection speeds: 15Gbps
on the 3D8350, 30Gbps on the 3D8360, 45Gbps on the 3D8370, and 60Gbps on
the 3D8390.
Dedicated AMP Appliances
SUPPORTED DEVICES: AMP7150 and AMP8150
Version 5.3 also introduced two new Series 3 FirePOWER managed devices
designed with additional processing power to maximize the performance of
Sourcefire’s AMP features. The AMP7150 is a 71xx Family device with support for
small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceiver with 32GB of RAM and a 120GB
hard drive. The AMP8150 is an 81xx Family device with 96GB of RAM, 2 CPUs,
24 cores, and a 400GB hard drive.
Disk Manager Improvements
LICENSE: Any
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Series 2, Series 3, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Series 2, Series 3
In Version 5.3, Sourcefire improved disk space management and file pruning on
all appliances. These improvements support the file capture feature and enhance
overall performance.
Malware Storage Packs
SUPPORTED DEVICES: 8000 Series
Sourcefire now supports the installation of a Sourcefire-supplied second hard
drive, or malware storage pack, to provide local storage for captured files and free
space on the main hard drive for event and configuration storage. You can add a
malware storage pack to any 8000 Series managed device (except for the
AMP8150, which is shipped with additional storage). Malware storage packs are
also supported on stacked or clustered 8000 Series devices (except for the
AMP8150).
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Compatible managed devices detect if a malware storage pack is added and
automatically transfer existing file captures to the added drive, freeing space on
the main drive.
WARNING! Do not attempt to install third-party hard drives. Installing an
unsupported hard drive may damage the device.
Sourcefire Software for X-Series
SUPPORTED DEVICES: X-Series
Version 5.3 of the Sourcefire 3D System is now supported on X-Series appliances
running X-Series Operating System (XOS) Version 9.7.2 (and later) and Version
10.0 (and later). If you are using an earlier version of XOS, contact Blue Coat
Systems Support. For more information about X-Series, see the Sourcefire
Software for X-Series Installation and Configuration Guide.
Virtual Appliance Initial Setup Improvements
LICENSE: Any
SUPPORTED DEVICES: Virtual, X-Series
SUPPORTED DEFENSE CENTERS: Virtual
As of Version 5.3, you can perform the initial setup on virtual devices without
leaving the vCloud workflow by using the vSphere Hypervisor or the vCloud
Director. You no longer need to connect to the virtual device console to change
the default password, configure networking, set the initial detection mode, and
configure the managing Defense Center during initial setup. Those configuration
steps can now all be performed during the vCloud deployment workflow. Note
that you can still deploy using ESXi, but that it requires additional setup on the
VMware console.
Changed Functionality
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You can now use a shell-based query management tool to locate and stop
long-running queries. The query management tool allows you to locate
queries running longer than a specified number of minutes and stop those
queries. The tool logs an event to the audit log and to syslog when you stop
a query.
Note that only administrative users with shell access rights on the Defense
Center can access this tool. For more information, type query_manager -h
on the Defense Center shell or see Stopping Long-Running Queries in the
Sourcefire 3D System User Guide.
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Sourcefire identifies traffic referred by a web server as the web application
for referred connections as of Version 5.3. For example, if an advertisement
accessed via advertising.com is actually referred by CNN.com, Sourcefire
identifies CNN.com as the web application.
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Features Introduced in Previous Versions
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You can no longer configure access control rules containing any of the
following port conditions: IP 0, IP-ENCAP 4, IPv6 41, IPv6-ROUTE 43,
IPv6-FRAG 44, GRE 47, ESP 50, or IPv6-OPTS 60.
If you are updating from an earlier version of the Sourcefire 3D System, the
access control policy rule editor marks invalid rules with a warning and the
object manager resets invalid port object values to TCP.
Version 5.3.0.2
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If you break a stack or cluster, the devices now remain in the primary
device's group. Before Version 5.3, the system reverted the devices to the
groups they belonged to before they joined a stack or cluster.
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Improved the performance and stability of NetFlow data collection and
logging. Sourcefire also added the following new fields for connections
exported by NetFlow--enabled devices: NetFlow Destination/Source
Autonomous System, NetFlow Destination/Source Prefix, NetFlow
Destination/Source TOS, and NetFlow SNMP Input/Output.
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You can use IPv6 addresses to create authentication objects as of Version
5.3. Note that you cannot use authentication objects with IPv6 addresses to
authenticate shell accounts.
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As of Version 5.3 you can identify unique Initiator and Responder IP
addresses when creating IPv6 fast-path rules on Series 3 managed devices.
Before Version 5.3, the fields were fixed and set to Any.
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For fresh installations of Version 5.3 on Series 3 managed devices, the
Automatic Application Bypass (AAB) feature is enabled by default. If you
update from a previous version of the Sourcefire 3D System, your AAB
settings are not affected. Note that AAB activates only when a preset
amount of time is spent processing a single packet. If AAB engages, the
system kills the affected Snort processes.
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During the update to Version 5.3, the system now stores your currently
applied access control policy and up to 10 saved but unapplied revisions to
the access control policy, retaining your changes.
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If you schedule multiple report generation tasks at the same time, the
system queues the tasks. You can view them on the Task Status page
(System > Monitoring > Task Status).
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You cannot name security zone objects using the pound sign (#).
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As of Version 5.3 you can use -1 as the minimum value in intrusion rule
icode argument ranges. Selecting -1 as the minimum value allows you to
include the ICMP code 0 in the range.
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Added a new SMTP preprocessor alert to detect attacks against Cyrus SASL
authentication.
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The system includes file policy UUID metadata for type 502 intrusion events
as of Version 5.3.
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The file disposition Neutral is now Unknown. Files with an Unknown
disposition indicate that a malware cloud lookup occurred before the cloud
assigned a disposition.
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Added several new Snort decoder rules to identify packets containing
malformed authentication headers.
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You can no longer configure custom analysis dashboard widgets based on
the Ingress Interface, Ingress Security Zone, Egress Interface, or Egress Security
Zone fields of the connection summary table.
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As of Version 5.3 the system alerts you if you attempt to install a version of
the Sourcefire Geolocation Database (GeoDB) already installed on your
system.
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As of Version 5.3 you can create correlation rules with Application Protocol
Category, Client Category, and Web Application Category conditions.
For Assistance
If you are a new customer, thank you for choosing Sourcefire. Please visit
https://support.sourcefire.com/ to download the Sourcefire Support Welcome Kit,
a document to help you get started with Sourcefire Support and set up your
Customer Center account.
If you have any questions or require assistance with the Sourcefire Defense
Center or managed devices, please contact Sourcefire Support:
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Visit the Sourcefire Support Site at https://support.sourcefire.com/.
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Email Sourcefire Support at [email protected]
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Call Sourcefire Support at 410.423.1901 or 1.800.917.4134.
If you have any questions or require assistance with the X-Series platform, please
visit the Blue Coat Support Site at:
https://www.bluecoat.com/support/contactsupport/.
Thank you for using Sourcefire products.
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