Filter when field is missing


(grant) #1

I need to be able to build a drop rule when a filed is missing from the event, I'm not currently able to filter and do not see any conditions that would help with this. Example:

processors:
- drop_event.when:
    and:
      - equals.event_id: 800
      - or:
         ## Common
          - equals.event_data.param1: "    Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\\Set-StrictMode -Off"
         ## no command / param1 missing
          - equals.event_data.param1: ""

I know this can be dropped at Logstash, but I don't even want to send events to Logstash if "param1" is not present in the 800 events.

Can anyone help with some winlogbeat filtering config that could accomplish this task? I think i can do this with a not matches regex with ".*" but this seems like it would be a performance hit.


(Tudor Golubenco) #2

We don't have an exists conditional, but I think it would make sense to provide one. If you can open an enhancement ticket, we can probably add it for a future version.

In the meantime, if you can get the regexp version to work, I think there shouldn't be a huge performance hit since the regexp won't actually get to run.


(grant) #3

Where would I open this request or are you talking about a issue on the git page?


(Tudor Golubenco) #4

Please open a ticket here: https://github.com/elastic/beats/issues


(system) #5

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