In PA-5.0 admin guide, it say "Supported file types include Win32 Portable Executable (PE) files (e.g. exe, dll, and scr)."
So wildfire scan is still limited to PE files..
File types can be analyzed even if they are compressed (zip, gzip) or over SSL if decryption is enabled in the policy.
And supported file types that are zipped will automatically be sent to WildFire. Don't need to put zip file type in file type box.
What is the PA Content update doing for me ? I am a little confused about this set of vulnerabilities. Are there active exploits ? If so, how is PA Stopping/Blocking them ? How could I look in the logs to see specifically which machines are infected / vulnerable.
I think this document should be a good start for you:
Threat Prevention Deployment Tech Note
And as a bonus:
Designing Networks with Palo Alto Networks Firewalls
Diagrams and Tested Configurations
The PA content update is available in two flavours, one with only the appid db and one with appid and threats merged together (which one you use depends on if you have the threat license active or not).
The threat part is then used in the IPS and AV configurations. What you usually do is that you create a threat-profile which you then assign to the security rules you wish to get investigated. An easy example is to create a threat profile with the following configuration:
This means that threats classified as critical, high and medium will be blocked while threats classified as low and information will use the paloalto recommended default action for each identified threat.
To log the events your security rule must have logging enabled (if im not mistaken) - usually you log on session end.
Thanks for that reply. I appreciate it. We're already blocking high and critical threats. Management here has latched onto this specific Java 0 day threat. They want to know which machines are vulnerable. The issue for me is I really dont know what to look for in the logs. Whats the name or number asscociated with this particular set of threats. It seems that every security company has a different name or pattern.
You can go to the following link. Here you can search the threats ( spyware, vulnerabilities, virues ) by names and there id's.
This should make it easy for you to search for them.
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