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EveBox is a web based Suricata "eve" event viewer for Elastic Search.

EveBox

Features

  • A web based event viewer with an "Inbox" approach to alert management.
  • Event search.
  • An agent for sending Suricata events to the EveBox server (but you can use Filebeat/Logstash instead).
  • Embedded SQLite for self-contained installations.

Requirements

  • Suricata - to generate alerts and events.

And one of...

  • An existing ElasticSearch/Logstash (version 6 or greater) setup already handling Suricata events (EveBox has issues with Filebeat indices at this time).
  • Just Elastic Search, using EveBox or the EveBox agent to add events.
  • Nothing - EveBox can use an embedded SQLite database suitable for lower load installations (note: not all features supported yet).
  • A modern web browser.

Installation.

Download a package and run the evebox application against your existing Elastic Search server.

Example:

./evebox server -e http://localhost:9200

Then visit http://localhost:5636 with your browser.

The latest release builds can be found at https://evebox.org/files/release/latest/.

The latest development builds (from git master) can be found at https://evebox.org/files/development/

A RPM and Debian package repository are also available.

SELKS

EveBox is also included in SELKS which provides Suricata and an ELK stack configured and ready to go.

Docker

If you wish to install EveBox with Docker an up to date image is hosted on Docker hub.

Example:

docker pull jasonish/evebox:latest
docker run -it -p 5636:5636 jasonish/evebox:latest -e http://elasticsearch:9200

replacing your http://elasticsearch:9200 with that of your Elastic Search URL. You most likely do not want to use localhost here as that will be the localhost of the container, not of the host.

OR if you want to link to an already running Elastic Search container:

docker run -it -p 5636:5636 --link elasticsearch jasonish/evebox:latest

Then visit http://localhost:5636 with your browser.

This should not require any modification to your Elastic Search configuration. Unlike previous versions of Evebox, you do not need to enable dynamic scripting and CORS.

Usage

EveBox runs as a server exposing a web interface on port 5636 by default.

With an Existing Elastic Search Server With Events

The basic mode where eve events are being sent to Elastic Search with Logstash and or Filebeat.

evebox server -e http://elasticsearch:9200

With the Embedded SQLite Database

This is useful if you don't have Elastic Search and running EveBox on the same machine as Suricata. It uses an embedded SQLite database for events and is suitable for ligher loads. Currently SQLite does not support reporting.

evebox server -D . --datastore sqlite --input /var/log/suricata/eve.json

More documentation can be found at http://evebox.readthedocs.io/en/latest/.

Building EveBox

EveBox consists of a JavaScript frontend, and a very minimal backend written in Go. To build Evebox the following requirements must first be satisfied:

  • Node.js v12.16.1 or newer installed.
  • Latest Rust stable.

First checkout EveBox:

git clone https://github.com/jasonish/evebox.git ~/projects/evebox

Then to build the binary:

make

Or to build a release package:

make dist

If you don't want to bother with the required development tools, but do have Docker installed, you can build a Linux release with the following command:

./build.sh linux

Possible Issues

JavaScript heap out of memory

If you get a JavaScript out of memory issue while building, try setting the following environment variable and rebuild:

export NODE_OPTIONS="--max-old-space-size=4096"

Run in Development Mode

./dev.sh -e http://elasticsearch:9200

to run in development mode using an Elastic Search datastore at http://elasticsearch:9200.

The connect your browser to http://localhost:4200. Note this port is different than the EveBox port, as the Angular CLI/Webpack development server is used to serve up the web application with backend requests being proxied to the Go application.

In development mode changes to Go files will trigger a recompile/restart, and changes to the web app will trigger a recompile of the javascript and a browser refresh.

Change Log

See https://github.com/jasonish/evebox/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md .

License

MIT.


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