XDR: Deploying the Linux Agent Sensor - Ubuntu/CentOS/RedHat/Debian Deployment

XDR: Deploying the Linux Agent Sensor - Ubuntu/CentOS/RedHat/Debian Deployment

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 The Linux Agent on the servers has the capability to detect various events. Due to the nature of the agent and complexity of what needs to be seen from the server is crucial. The Linux Agent gives us the scope in the following: 

1. Abnormal Parent/Child Processes
2. Server Commands
3. File Actions
4. Process Anomaly
5. User Login Failures and Scanner Reputation/Port scans 

These are the few and we will have many more in terms of correlation with the Kill-chain detection's.  

The Default Profile assigned with Linux agents have the following: 
1. Application Identification
2. Application Session
3. Application Metadata
4. Process Correlation
5. Packet Duplication
6. Command and File Integrity Monitoring 
7. Handshake Failure and Flood Attack


Server requirement (min: 6GB memory, 4 cores CPU)

Agent will limit itself to run less than 5% of memory and CPU usage

The agent reacts to the server activity in terms of the Memory and Utilization. Any spikes in the CPU and Memory utilization should be notified in order for SOC to understand the root cause. 

For smaller installation, you can use the following steps to install. For large scale installation, puppet installation may be the way to go.

Note: The User installing the agent on the machine should ideally have sudo privileges. 


Deployment Steps

Agent Sensor - Ubuntu/CentOS/RedHat/Debian Deployment

For Debian 9 or Ubuntu 18.04/16.04/14.04 environments, execute the following:

curl -k -u AellaMeta:WroTQfm/W6x10 -o ds_ubuntu_install.sh https://acps.stellarcyber.ai/release/4.3.1/datasensor/ds_ubuntu_install.sh --fail 

s udo bash ds_ubuntu_install.sh --version 3.4.2

For CentOS 6.1/6.5/6.7/6.9/7.x/Redhat 6.7 environment, execute the following:

curl -k -u AellaMeta:WroTQfm/W6x10 -o ds_centos_install.sh https://acps.stellarcyber.ai/release/4.3.1/datasensor/ds_centos_install.sh --fail 

sudo bash ds_centos_install.sh --version 3.4.2

For RedHat 7.x local environment, execute the following:

# please make sure you have previously subscribed to redhat subscription service

subscription-manager register --username xxxxx --password xxxxx --auto-attach

subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-7-server-extras-rpms

curl -k -u AellaMeta:WroTQfm/W6x10 -o

ds_centos_install.sh https://acps.stellarcyber.ai/release/4.3.1/datasensor/ds_centos_install.sh --fail

sudo bash ds_centos_install.sh --version 3.4.2


Step 1: Download the linux agent based on the type of Operating System      

Step 2: Type ‘aella_cli’ to launch the page of the Data Sensor.

Step 3: Enter the following command in the command prompt window: "set tenant_id tenantname/tenant id" Example: set tenant_id CyFlare/58029192. Your Customer Success Manager can send you your Tenant Name and Tenant ID if you did not receive it within your welcome email.

Step 4: Enter the following command: "set cm" 

Step 5: Enter the following command to see the version “show version”

Step 6: Enter the following command to see the connection was established with the CM “show cm”

Step 7: Let your Customer Success Manager or soc@cyflare.com know that you have deployed the agent. The SOC will need to authorize each linux server before log events are ingested.



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