Cortex Linux Agent Debian Package messed up

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Cortex Linux Agent Debian Package messed up

L2 Linker

Hi,

Starting with Version 7.7 the downloadable Package is still named *.deb, in fact it is a tar.gz containing the following:

-config file

-readme

-deb-file

Which means, you cannot just install the so-called "deb package", but you have to create a directory, copy a file and then you are able to install the deb file...

Was working properly before.

PLEASE FIX THIS!

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L5 Sessionator

Hi @RonaldWeiss This seems to be an issue with the backend. Please create a support ticket for this to be addressed.

Hi,

I already createt a ticket for this to our MSSP. Nevertheless hoped to speed up, or get Information, here...

i also assume it's backend issue during creation of the installer package.

Hi @RonaldWeiss I checked internally - please note that this is a desired behavior.
"""
To better secure your Cortex XDR agent installations on Linux machines, installation packages are now signed by Palo Alto Networks. The installation package contains a new configuration file which includes the tenant ID and registration key. When installing the agent installation package, if signature-checking is configured, you will need to install a Cortex XDR public key.

"""

Ref: https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/cortex/cortex-xdr/7-7/cortex-xdr-agent-release-notes/cortex-xdr-ag...

https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/cortex/cortex-xdr/7-7/cortex-xdr-agent-admin/cortex-xdr-agent-for-...

L2 Linker

Hi,

Yeah, i have read that, too. BUT:

In that guide it says:
Ubuntu or Debian apt-get install ./filename.deb or dpkg -i ./filename.deb
But that doesn't work because the package provided is NOT a deb package, but a tar.gz with the wrong file extension!

 

#file 2022_05_30_Cortex_XDR_Linux_7_7_1_62043.deb

2022_05_30_Cortex_XDR_Linux_7_7_1_62043.deb: gzip compressed data, was "traps_linux-7.7.1.61152_deb.tar", last modified: Mon May 30 08:29:27 2022, max compression, original size 55715840

 

Why not just include the tennant ID and reg-key into the deb package?
btw: i could do that myself, but thats not my job...

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