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L1 Bithead

ANSIBLE: panos_match_rule.py - 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'element_str'\n",

Hi there.
I have a licensed VM100 running.
I'm trying to use the module "panos_match_rule.py", but for some reason is not working.

From the 20 modules that are available with the ansible default instalation, this is the only one not working.
I tried to use the dev version of the modules from the github repo (ansible-pan/library/panos_match_rule.py) also, but it did not make any difference.
I tried to debug it on my own, but I could not find what is wrong.
I've been trying to fix it for four days (yeah, I'm not a Python dev... yet :P)

Could someone suggest me something?

Thanks in advance

 

show system info:

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admin@fwpasbx01> show system info

hostname: fwpasbx01
ip-address: XXX.XXX.46.179
public-ip-address: unknown
netmask: 255.255.254.0
default-gateway: XXX.XXX.46.1
ip-assignment: static
ipv6-address: unknown
ipv6-link-local-address: fe80::XXXX:XXXX:XXXX:XXXX/64
ipv6-default-gateway:
mac-address: XX:XX:XX:XX:c0:bb
time: Thu Apr 19 10:36:31 2018
uptime: 9 days, 1:17:20
family: vm
model: PA-VM
serial: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
vm-mac-base: XX:XX:XX:XX:A0:00
vm-mac-count: 256
vm-uuid: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX
vm-cpuid: ESX:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
vm-license: VM-100
vm-mode: VMWare ESXi
cloud-mode: non-cloud
sw-version: 8.1.0
global-protect-client-package-version: 0.0.0
app-version: 769-4439
app-release-date:
av-version: 0
av-release-date:
threat-version: 0
threat-release-date:
wf-private-version: 0
wf-private-release-date: unknown
url-db: paloaltonetworks
wildfire-version: 0
wildfire-release-date:
url-filtering-version: 0000.00.00.000
global-protect-datafile-version: unknown
global-protect-datafile-release-date: unknown
global-protect-clientless-vpn-version: 0
global-protect-clientless-vpn-release-date:
logdb-version: 8.1.8
platform-family: vm
vpn-disable-mode: off
multi-vsys: off
operational-mode: normal

Testing matching policy from SSH:

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admin@fwpasbx01> test security-policy-match protocol 6 source 1.2.3.4 destination 8.8.4.4 destination-port 8889

"DenyAll; index: 3" {
        from any;
        source any;
        source-region none;
        to any;
        destination any;
        destination-region none;
        user any;
        category any;
        application/service 0:any/any/any/any;
        action drop;
        icmp-unreachable: no
        terminal no;
}

My playbook:

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---
# how to call this
# ansible-playbook panos_pbk_12_match_rule.yml --extra-vars "hosts_to_use='fwpa01'"  -vvvv

- name: check match rule test
  hosts: "{{ hosts_to_use }}"
  gather_facts: false
  connection: local

  vars_files:
  - /home/XXXXXXXXX/ansible/vault.yml
#  - ../vault.yml

  tasks:

  - debug:  msg={{"Working on host"}}{{ ":" }}{{ " " }}{{ inventory_hostname}}{{"   IP"}}{{ ":" }}{{ " " }}{{ansible_host}}{{"   username"}}{{ ":" }}{{ " " }}{{vault_fwpa01_username}}{{"   password"}}{{ ":" }}{{ " " }}{{vault_fwpa01_password}}

  - name: check security rules for Google DNS
    panos_match_rule:
      ip_address: "{{ansible_host}}"
      username: "{{vault_fwpa01_username}}"
      password: '{{vault_fwpa01_password}}'
      rule_type: 'security'
      source_ip: '1.2.3.4'
      destination_ip: '8.8.4.4'
      destination_port: '8889'
      protocol: '6'
    register: result

  - debug: msg='{{result.stdout_lines}}'

The full error message I'm receiving:

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[HIDDENUSERNAME@rh_vm_ansible-sbx_ip_dot6 plays_BUG]$ ansible-playbook panos_pbk_12_match_rule.yml --extra-vars "hosts_to_use='fwpa01'"  -vvvv
ansible-playbook 2.5.0
  config file = /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible.cfg
  configured module search path = [u'/home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/plugins/modules', u'/usr/share/ansible/plugins/modules']
  ansible python module location = /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ansible
  executable location = /usr/bin/ansible-playbook
  python version = 2.7.5 (default, May  3 2017, 07:55:04) [GCC 4.8.5 20150623 (Red Hat 4.8.5-14)]
Using /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible.cfg as config file
setting up inventory plugins
Parsed /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/hosts inventory source with ini plugin
Loading callback plugin default of type stdout, v2.0 from /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ansible/plugins/callback/default.pyc

PLAYBOOK: panos_pbk_12_match_rule.yml ************************************************************************************************************************************
1 plays in panos_pbk_12_match_rule.yml
Trying secret FileVaultSecret(filename='/home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/.vault_pass_file.txt') for vault_id=default
Read vars_file '/home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/vault.yml'
Read vars_file '/home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/vault.yml'

PLAY [check match rule test] *********************************************************************************************************************************************
META: ran handlers
Read vars_file '/home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/vault.yml'

TASK [debug] *************************************************************************************************************************************************************
task path: /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/git_ansible-pan_modules_and_playbooks/playbooks/plays_BUG/panos_pbk_12_match_rule.yml:18
ok: [fwpa01] => {
    "msg": "Working on host: fwpa01   IP: XXX.XXX.46.179   username: testadmin   password: HIDDENPASSWORD"
}
Read vars_file '/home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/vault.yml'

TASK [check security rules for Google DNS] *******************************************************************************************************************************
task path: /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/ansible/git_ansible-pan_modules_and_playbooks/playbooks/plays_BUG/panos_pbk_12_match_rule.yml:20
Using module file /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ansible/modules/network/panos/panos_match_rule.py
<XXX.XXX.46.179> ESTABLISH LOCAL CONNECTION FOR USER: HIDDENUSERNAME
<XXX.XXX.46.179> EXEC /bin/sh -c 'echo ~ && sleep 0'
<XXX.XXX.46.179> EXEC /bin/sh -c '( umask 77 && mkdir -p "` echo /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559 `" && echo ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559="` echo /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559 `" ) && sleep 0'
<XXX.XXX.46.179> PUT /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-local-1288640VldIv/tmpoAkT7S TO /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559/panos_match_rule.py
<XXX.XXX.46.179> EXEC /bin/sh -c 'chmod u+x /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559/ /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559/panos_match_rule.py && sleep 0'
<XXX.XXX.46.179> EXEC /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/python /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559/panos_match_rule.py && sleep 0'
<XXX.XXX.46.179> EXEC /bin/sh -c 'rm -f -r /home/HIDDENUSERNAME/.ansible/tmp/ansible-tmp-1524153472.65-57023960501559/ > /dev/null 2>&1 && sleep 0'
The full traceback is:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/tmp/ansible_s7iVn5/ansible_module_panos_match_rule.py", line 379, in <module>
    main()
  File "/tmp/ansible_s7iVn5/ansible_module_panos_match_rule.py", line 373, in main
    stdout_lines=json.dumps(xmltodict.parse(rule_match.element_str()), indent=2),
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'element_str'

fatal: [fwpa01]: FAILED! => {
    "changed": false,
    "module_stderr": "Traceback (most recent call last):\n  File \"/tmp/ansible_s7iVn5/ansible_module_panos_match_rule.py\", line 379, in <module>\n    main()\n  File \"/tmp/ansible_s7iVn5/ansible_module_panos_match_rule.py\", line 373, in main\n    stdout_lines=json.dumps(xmltodict.parse(rule_match.element_str()), indent=2),\nAttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'element_str'\n",
    "module_stdout": "",
    "msg": "MODULE FAILURE",
    "rc": 1
}

PLAY RECAP ***************************************************************************************************************************************************************
fwpa01                     : ok=1    changed=0    unreachable=0    failed=1

I really appreciate any kind of help you could give me.

 

Best regards.

L1 Bithead

Re: ANSIBLE: panos_match_rule.py - 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'element_str'\n",

Something I would like to add:
I did a bit more of debug.
The XML string that is generated with xapi.py is correct:

 

<test><security-policy-match><source>1.2.3.4</source><destination>8.8.4.4</destination><destination-port>8889</destination-port><protocol>6</protocol></security-policy-match></test> 

 

Using manually that string on the API (the browser version of it), returned this address:

 

https://XXX.XXX.XXX.179/api/?REST_API_TOKEN=XXXXXXXXXX&type=op&cmd=<test><security-policy-match><source>1.2.3.4<%2Fsource><destination>8.8.4.4<%2Fdestination><destination-port>8889<%2Fdestination-port><protocol>6<%2Fprotocol><%2Fsecurity-policy-match><%2Ftest>+

 

And finally, with that address, I did got on the browser the rule displayed:

 

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
___________________________________________________________________________
<response cmd="status" status="success">
  <result>
    <rules>
      <entry name="DenyAll">
        <index>3</index>
        <from>any</from>
        <source>any</source>
        <source-region>none</source-region>
        <to>any</to>
        <destination>any</destination>
        <destination-region>none</destination-region>
        <user>any</user>
        <category>any</category>
        <application_service>0:any/any/any/any</application_service>
        <action>drop</action>
        <icmp-unreachable>no</icmp-unreachable>
        <terminal>no</terminal>
      </entry>
    </rules>
  </result>
</response>

So, in other words:
Everything is working on the XML string generation of the panos_match_rule.py

I'll keep debugging... Wish me luck :)

L0 Member

Re: ANSIBLE: panos_match_rule.py - 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'element_str'\n",

Sad to see your effort elicits no response...  Seems a lame forum group.  Hardly worth the time to register.

 

Your's is the most technical I've seen on this group and I have one regarding ansible panos_import error but I doubt it would get any love in this desert...

 

Good luck, alejandro

Chris.

L1 Bithead

Re: ANSIBLE: panos_match_rule.py - 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'element_str'\n",

Yeah, I werent able to fix it, so I moved to other stuff.
I didn't want to spend more time on this.

I will return to fixing this some day, but right now I need to start doing the real automation.

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