Badass Intelligence Part 3: The Elasticy pieces

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This Part 3 of the series

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: Creating the API
  • Part 3: Finishing API and getting into Elastic (You are Here)

Logstash Injestion

This is actually the easy part. Here is an example of a Logstash config that looks for the right Event and adds the information. I’m not going to go indepth into Logstash configs for now.

We’ll break down the logic after the code:

 if [winlog][event_data][ObjectClass] == "groupPolicyContainer" {
  grok {
    match => [
  http {
        url => "http://example.local:8080/gpolookup"
        query =>  { "guid" => "%{[policy][dn]}" }
        verb => GET
  if [body] {
     source => "body"
     target => "policy"
   mutate { remove_field => "body"}

The if statement looks for any winlogbeat with an ObjectClass of a groupPolicyContainer.
There are several Windows Event IDs that contain GUIDs of GPO names. This will run the lookup on all of them, map the corresponding json results to policy.dn.

The gruntwork is all done by the HTTP filter

If you’ve finished everything up to this point - you have collected your logs, augmented them with a very flexible powershell interface that allows you to POSH your data up in as many ways as you have Neurons.

A filter in your log collector for Eventid: 5136 and ObjectClass: groupPolicyContainer you can now see all your GPO changes WITH A NAME!


You can see what you need to see! Diagram

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