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Bug #6400

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log of DNS answer is in wrong direction

Added by Eric Leblond 6 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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I think we did already discuss this issue but I can still not understand this. In DNS request and answer the source and destination IP are the same. This does not appear to be logic as we are facing communication in opposite direction.

For example, on a pcap replay we have:

{
  "timestamp": "2019-07-05T22:10:33.164698+0200",
  "flow_id": 425900207853173,
  "pcap_cnt": 48630,
  "event_type": "dns",
  "src_ip": "10.7.5.101",
  "src_port": 50643,
  "dest_ip": "10.7.5.5",
  "dest_port": 53,
  "proto": "UDP",
  "pkt_src": "wire/pcap",
  "ether": {
    "src_mac": "00:08:02:1c:47:ae",
    "dest_mac": "a4:1f:72:c2:09:6a" 
  },
  "community_id": "1:kTeBZP87R9S9OU6Vd9RX0LnViA8=",
  "dns": {
    "type": "query",
    "id": 62832,
    "rrname": "germakhya.xyz",
    "rrtype": "A",
    "tx_id": 0,
    "opcode": 0
  }
}
{
  "timestamp": "2019-07-05T22:10:33.369515+0200",
  "flow_id": 425900207853173,
  "pcap_cnt": 48631,
  "event_type": "dns",
  "src_ip": "10.7.5.101",
  "src_port": 50643,
  "dest_ip": "10.7.5.5",
  "dest_port": 53,
  "proto": "UDP",
  "pkt_src": "wire/pcap",
  "ether": {
    "src_mac": "a4:1f:72:c2:09:6a",
    "dest_mac": "00:08:02:1c:47:ae" 
  },
  "community_id": "1:kTeBZP87R9S9OU6Vd9RX0LnViA8=",
  "dns": {
    "version": 2,
    "type": "answer",
    "id": 62832,
    "flags": "8180",
    "qr": true,
    "rd": true,
    "ra": true,
    "opcode": 0,
    "rrname": "germakhya.xyz",
    "rrtype": "A",
    "rcode": "NOERROR",
    "answers": [
      {
        "rrname": "germakhya.xyz",
        "rrtype": "A",
        "ttl": 599,
        "rdata": "95.142.46.236" 
      }
    ],
    "grouped": {
      "A": [
        "95.142.46.236" 
      ]
    }
  }
}

And if you look at the ethernet address you can see that they are reverted between the request and the answer. This is not making sense at all.


Related issues 3 (2 open1 closed)

Related to Suricata - Bug #6281: dns: structure of query differs between "alert" and "dns" event typesIn ProgressJason IshActions
Related to Suricata - Optimization #3827: clean up logging initialization codeClosedPhilippe AntoineActions
Related to Suricata - Feature #2167: eve-ngAssignedJason IshActions
Actions #1

Updated by Eric Leblond 6 months ago

It seems to be the same with dnp3 protocol.

Actions #2

Updated by Jason Ish 6 months ago

I think this is due to the original DNS implementation doing this as well. While it did log requests and replies as separate records, it did so only after completing the transaction, so all were logged with the flow originator as the source. DNP3 also followed this convention. It looks like MQTT may have broke away from this convention?

At one time I did try to change it, but it wasn't consistent with IPS vs IDS modes.

But it would be good to get some uniform convention here:
- If log record is a correlation of the request and response (ie: HTTP) use the flow origination as the src IP
- If the log record is a message, respect the packet direction

This would be a breaking change, so maybe for 8.0. And we should make sure its a sweeping change so everything matches that convention.

Actions #3

Updated by Eric Leblond 6 months ago

Fully agree with you on the definition of direction we should move to.

This would be a breaking change, so maybe for 8.0. And we should make sure its a sweeping change so everything matches that convention.

I've worked on a code that uses a version tag (per protocol) so we can introduce it in a non breaking way. I'm wondering if it should not be done at the eve level so we have one single flag to set.

Actions #5

Updated by Eric Leblond 6 months ago

I'm wondering if we should fix the ethernet address logging in 7 as minimal change as this one is completely wrong.

Actions #6

Updated by Jason Ish 6 months ago

Eric Leblond wrote in #note-5:

I'm wondering if we should fix the ethernet address logging in 7 as minimal change as this one is completely wrong.

If wrong, and not just an odd convention like the DNS, then yes it should probably be fixed. Can you create a new ticket?

Actions #7

Updated by Eric Leblond 6 months ago

Ticket open to address the IP/mac match https://redmine.openinfosecfoundation.org/issues/6405

Actions #8

Updated by Jason Ish 4 months ago

  • Related to Bug #6281: dns: structure of query differs between "alert" and "dns" event types added
Actions #9

Updated by Philippe Antoine 4 months ago

But it would be good to get some uniform convention here:
- If log record is a correlation of the request and response (ie: HTTP) use the flow origination as the src IP
- If the log record is a message, respect the packet direction

For information, this is fixed for SSH by https://github.com/OISF/suricata/pull/9870

Actions #10

Updated by Philippe Antoine 4 months ago

Actions #12

Updated by Victor Julien 3 months ago

  • Target version changed from TBD to 8.0.0-beta1
Actions #13

Updated by Victor Julien 3 months ago

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