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Vulnerability info sent to SIEM - What is the real source??

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Hi. Hoping someone can understand/assist.

Working in an environment with McAfee tools we have the Vulnerability Scanner information being sent to ESM (SIEM). Each night the scanner/vulnerability findings/events are sent to ESM, and many of the events, we would like to investigate further.

Unfortunately in SIEM the information isn't helpful. The signature Id's and rule name such as 'IIS Cross Site Scripting Attempt' suggest there is certainly things we need to look at.

However our issue is:

- The source IP and destination IP are not the source of the issue, the source IP is the Vulnerability Scanner IP

- Also the packet details don't give any information about the real/actual source of the issue.

Is there a way I can find out where the potential issue actually is???

Thanks!

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abanaru
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Re: Vulnerability info sent to SIEM - What is the real source??

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I honestly think this is an expected behavior. The MVM (Source Host) is scanning your Infrastructure (Destionation IPs) and generates some events. So ofc the Source IP is the MVMs IP... because he is the scanner.

I haven't personally integrated ESM with MVM, but did it with Nessus.

If you would like to see details of the vulnerability found I suggest that you integrate ESM with MVM at "Vulnerability Assesment" found in Receiver Properties. This will make the ERC connect to MVM, fetch the scan results and import them into ESM. You can then view those results in the following dashboards:

  • Dashboard Views | Asset Vulnerability Dashboard
  • Compliance Views | PCI | Test Security Systems and Processes | 11.2 Network Vulnerability Scans
  • Executive Views | Critical Vuln on Regulated Assets
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What is the Data Source Vendor and Type you have configured for your Vulnerability Scanner ?

Re: Vulnerability info sent to SIEM - What is the real source??

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Sorry, do you mean the properties in SIEM for MVM??

And thanks for the reply.

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Re: Vulnerability info sent to SIEM - What is the real source??

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I honestly think this is an expected behavior. The MVM (Source Host) is scanning your Infrastructure (Destionation IPs) and generates some events. So ofc the Source IP is the MVMs IP... because he is the scanner.

I haven't personally integrated ESM with MVM, but did it with Nessus.

If you would like to see details of the vulnerability found I suggest that you integrate ESM with MVM at "Vulnerability Assesment" found in Receiver Properties. This will make the ERC connect to MVM, fetch the scan results and import them into ESM. You can then view those results in the following dashboards:

  • Dashboard Views | Asset Vulnerability Dashboard
  • Compliance Views | PCI | Test Security Systems and Processes | 11.2 Network Vulnerability Scans
  • Executive Views | Critical Vuln on Regulated Assets

Re: Vulnerability info sent to SIEM - What is the real source??

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yes, i understand your logic for the source and destination IPs. Thanks, I can explain it to my colleagues in that way.

Also, good point about integrating it that way. It seems a better way to get those logs into SIEM.

Thanks again!

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