17.5.1. Storing MD5s checksums Configuration

In the Suricata config file:

- file-store:
     enabled: yes       # set to yes to enable
     dir: filestore     # directory to store the files
     force-hash: [md5]  # force logging of md5 checksums

For JSON output:

  - eve-log:
    enabled: yes
    filetype: regular #regular|syslog|unix_dgram|unix_stream|redis
    filename: eve.json
      - files:
        force-magic: no   # force logging magic on all logged files
        # force logging of checksums, available hash functions are md5,
        # sha1 and sha256
        #force-hash: [md5]

Other settings affecting File Extraction

  memcap: 64mb
  checksum-validation: yes      # reject wrong csums
  inline: no                    # no inline mode
    memcap: 32mb
    depth: 0                     # reassemble all of a stream
    toserver-chunk-size: 2560
    toclient-chunk-size: 2560

Make sure we have depth: 0 so all files can be tracked fully.

    personality: IDS
    # Can be specified in kb, mb, gb.  Just a number indicates
    # it's in bytes.
    request-body-limit: 0
    response-body-limit: 0

Make sure we have request-body-limit: 0 and response-body-limit: 0 Testing

For the purpose of testing we use this rule only in a file.rules (a test/example file):

alert http any any -> any any (msg:"FILE store all"; filestore; sid:1; rev:1;)

This rule above will save all the file data for files that are opened/downloaded through HTTP

Start Suricata (-S option ONLY loads the specified rule file and disregards any other rules that are enabled in suricata.yaml):

suricata -c /etc/suricata/suricata.yaml -S file.rules -i eth0

Meta data:

TIME:              05/01/2012-11:09:52.425751
PROTO:             6
SRC PORT:          80
DST PORT:          51598
HTTP URI:          /en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5855/prod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf
HTTP HOST:         www.cisco.com
HTTP REFERER:      http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/3800-series-integrated-services-routers-isr/index.html
FILENAME:          /en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5855/prod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf
MAGIC:             PDF document, version 1.6
STATE:             CLOSED
MD5:               59eba188e52467adc11bf2442ee5bf57
SIZE:              9485123

and in files-json.log (or eve.json) :

{ "id": 1, "timestamp": "05\/01\/2012-11:10:27.693583", "ipver": 4, "srcip": "", "dstip": "", "protocol": 6, "sp": 80, "dp": 51598, "http_uri": "\/en\/US\/prod\/collateral\/routers\/ps5855\/prod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf", "http_host": "www.cisco.com", "http_referer": "http:\/\/www.google.com\/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cisco.com%2Fen%2FUS%2Fprod%2Fcollateral%2Frouters%2Fps5855%2Fprod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf&ei=OqyfT9eoJubi4QTyiamhAw&usg=AFQjCNGdjDBpBDfQv2r3VogSH41V6T5x9Q", "filename": "\/en\/US\/prod\/collateral\/routers\/ps5855\/prod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf", "magic": "PDF document, version 1.6", "state": "CLOSED", "md5": "59eba188e52467adc11bf2442ee5bf57", "stored": true, "size": 9485123 }
{ "id": 12, "timestamp": "05\/01\/2012-11:12:57.421420", "ipver": 4, "srcip": "", "dstip": "", "protocol": 6, "sp": 80, "dp": 51598, "http_uri": "\/en\/US\/prod\/collateral\/routers\/ps5855\/prod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf", "http_host": "www.cisco.com", "http_referer": "http:\/\/www.google.com\/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cisco.com%2Fen%2FUS%2Fprod%2Fcollateral%2Frouters%2Fps5855%2Fprod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf&ei=OqyfT9eoJubi4QTyiamhAw&usg=AFQjCNGdjDBpBDfQv2r3VogSH41V6T5x9Q", "filename": "\/en\/US\/prod\/collateral\/routers\/ps5855\/prod_brochure0900aecd8019dc1f.pdf", "magic": "PDF document, version 1.6", "state": "CLOSED", "md5": "59eba188e52467adc11bf2442ee5bf57", "stored": true, "size": 9485123 } Log all MD5s without any rules

If you would like to log MD5s for everything and anything that passes through the traffic that you are inspecting with Suricata, but not log the files themselves, all you have to do is disable file-store and enable only the JSON output with forced MD5s - in suricata.yaml like so:

- file-store:
    version: 2
    enabled: no       # set to yes to enable
    log-dir: files    # directory to store the files
    force-filestore: no
    force-hash: [md5]  # force logging of md5 checksums