Splunk risky Command Abuse disclosed february 2023
In February 2023, Splunk disclosed several vulnerabilities affecting Splunk Enterprise commands deemed risky. The following hunting search includes the following commands and versions. Command 'createrss' (versions 8.1.13, 8.2.10), pivot (8.1.13,8.2.10,9.0.4), display.page.search.patterns.sensitivity(versions below 8.1.13,8.2.10,9.0.4), search_listener, map, collect (8.1.13,8.2.10,9.0.4). For more information please review Splunk Vulnerabilities Disclosure, February 2023. Link can be found in reference.
- Type: Hunting
Product: Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Cloud
- Last Updated: 2023-02-14
- Author: Chase Franklin, Rod Soto, Eric McGinnis, Splunk
- ID: ee69374a-d27e-4136-adac-956a96ff60fd
Kill Chain Phase
- CIS 3
- CIS 5
- CIS 16
|CVE-2023-22931||In Splunk Enterprise versions below 8.1.13 and 8.2.10, the ‘createrss’ external search command overwrites existing Resource Description Format Site Summary (RSS) feeds without verifying permissions. This feature has been deprecated and disabled by default.||None|
|CVE-2023-22934||In Splunk Enterprise versions below 8.1.13, 8.2.10, and 9.0.4, the ‘pivot’ search processing language (SPL) command lets a search bypass SPL safeguards for risky commands using a saved search job. The vulnerability requires an authenticated user to craft the saved job and a higher privileged user to initiate a request within their browser. The vulnerability affects instances with Splunk Web enabled.||None|
|CVE-2023-22935||In Splunk Enterprise versions below 8.1.13, 8.2.10, and 9.0.4, the ‘display.page.search.patterns.sensitivity’ search parameter lets a search bypass SPL safeguards for risky commands. The vulnerability requires a higher privileged user to initiate a request within their browser and only affects instances with Splunk Web enabled.||None|
|CVE-2023-22936||In Splunk Enterprise versions below 8.1.13, 8.2.10, and 9.0.4, the ‘search_listener’ parameter in a search allows for a blind server-side request forgery (SSRF) by an authenticated user. The initiator of the request cannot see the response without the presence of an additional vulnerability within the environment.||None|
|CVE-2023-22939||In Splunk Enterprise versions below 8.1.13, 8.2.10, and 9.0.4, the ‘map’ search processing language (SPL) command lets a search bypass SPL safeguards for risky commands. The vulnerability requires a higher privileged user to initiate a request within their browser and only affects instances with Splunk Web enabled.||None|
|CVE-2023-22940||In Splunk Enterprise versions below 8.1.13, 8.2.10, and 9.0.4, aliases of the ‘collect’ search processing language (SPL) command, including ‘summaryindex’, ‘sumindex’, ‘stash’,’ mcollect’, and ‘meventcollect’, were not designated as safeguarded commands. The commands could potentially allow for the exposing of data to a summary index that unprivileged users could access. The vulnerability requires a higher privileged user to initiate a request within their browser, and only affects instances with Splunk Web enabled.||None|
1 2 3 4 5 6 | tstats count min(_time) as firstTime max(_time) as lastTime from datamodel=Splunk_Audit.Search_Activity where Search_Activity.search_type=adhoc Search_Activity.user!=splunk-system-user by Search_Activity.search Search_Activity.info Search_Activity.total_run_time Search_Activity.user Search_Activity.search_type | `drop_dm_object_name(Search_Activity)` | lookup splunk_risky_command splunk_risky_command as search output splunk_risky_command description vulnerable_versions CVE other_metadata | where splunk_risky_command != "false" | `splunk_risky_command_abuse_disclosed_february_2023_filter`
The SPL above uses the following Macros:
splunk_risky_command_abuse_disclosed_february_2023_filter is a empty macro by default. It allows the user to filter out any results (false positives) without editing the SPL.
The SPL above uses the following Lookups:
- splunk_risky_command with data
List of fields required to use this analytic.
How To Implement
Requires implementation of Splunk_Audit.Search_Activity datamodel.
Known False Positives
This search encompasses many commands.
Associated Analytic Story
|25.0||50||50||Use of risky splunk command $splunk_risky_command$ detected by $user$|
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