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IJ27064: WINCOLLECT CAN CAPTURE RANDOM IP ADDRESSES FOR POPULATING THE 'ORIGINATING COMPUTER' FIELD IN EVENTS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • WinCollect can capture random IP addresses to populate the
    'OriginatingComputer=ipaddress' field in event payloads when
    the events are being generated by WinCollect.
    Example payload generated:
    <13>Jul 22 18:35:43 ip_address AgentDevice=WindowsLog
    AgentLogFile=Security PluginVersion=7.2.9.105
    Source=Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing Computer=hostnameFQDN
    OriginatingComputer=random_ip_address
    

Local fix

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Problem summary

  • WinCollect can capture random IP addresses to populate the
    'OriginatingComputer=ipaddress' field in event payloads when
    the events are being generated by WinCollect.
    Example payload generated:
    <13>Jul 22 18:35:43 ip_address AgentDevice=WindowsLog
    AgentLogFile=Security PluginVersion=7.2.9.105
    Source=Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing Computer=hostnameFQDN
    OriginatingComputer=random_ip_address
    

Problem conclusion

  • This issue was fixed in WinCollect version 7.3.0 P1.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IJ27064

  • Reported component name

    QRADAR SOFTWARE

  • Reported component ID

    5725QRDSW

  • Reported release

    730

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2020-08-17

  • Closed date

    2020-10-27

  • Last modified date

    2020-10-27

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    QRADAR SOFTWARE

  • Fixed component ID

    5725QRDSW

Applicable component levels

[{"Line of Business":{"code":"LOB10","label":"Data and AI"},"Business Unit":{"code":"BU029","label":"Software"},"Product":{"code":"SSBQAC","label":"IBM QRadar SIEM"},"Platform":[{"code":"PF025","label":"Platform Independent"}],"Version":"730"}]

Document Information

Modified date:
28 October 2020