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Qualys VMDR

Collect data from Qualys VMDR platform with Elastic Agent.

Version
1.0.1 (View all)
Compatible Kibana version(s)
8.9.0 or higher
Supported Serverless project types

Security
Observability
Subscription level
Basic
Level of support
Elastic

This Qualys VMDR integration is a cloud-based service that gives you immediate, global visibility into where your IT systems might be vulnerable to the latest Internet threats and how to protect them. It helps you to continuously identify threats and monitor unexpected changes in your network before they turn into breaches.

The Qualys VMDR integration uses REST API mode to collect data. Elastic Agent fetches data via API endpoints.

Compatibility

This module has been tested against the latest Qualys VMDR version v2.

Data streams

The Qualys VMDR integration collects data for the following two events:

Event Type
Asset Host Detection
Knowledge Base

Reference for Rest APIs of Qualys VMDR.

Requirements

  • Elastic Agent must be installed.
  • You can install only one Elastic Agent per host.
  • Elastic Agent is required to stream data through the REST API and ship the data to Elastic, where the events will then be processed via the integration's ingest pipelines.

Installing and managing an Elastic Agent:

You have a few options for installing and managing an Elastic Agent:

With this approach, you install Elastic Agent and use Fleet in Kibana to define, configure, and manage your agents in a central location. We recommend using Fleet management because it makes the management and upgrade of your agents considerably easier.

Install Elastic Agent in standalone mode (advanced users):

With this approach, you install Elastic Agent and manually configure the agent locally on the system where it’s installed. You are responsible for managing and upgrading the agents. This approach is reserved for advanced users only.

Install Elastic Agent in a containerized environment:

You can run Elastic Agent inside a container, either with Fleet Server or standalone. Docker images for all versions of Elastic Agent are available from the Elastic Docker registry, and we provide deployment manifests for running on Kubernetes.

There are some minimum requirements for running Elastic Agent and for more information, refer to the link here.

The minimum kibana.version required is 8.9.0.

Setup

To collect data through REST API, follow the below steps:

  • Considering you already have a Qualys user account, to identify your Qualys platform and get the API URL, refer this link.
  • Alternative way to get the API URL is to log in to your Qualys account and go to Help > About. You’ll find your URL under Security Operations Center (SOC).

Enabling the integration in Elastic:

  1. In Kibana go to Management > Integrations

  2. In "Search for integrations" search bar, type Qualys VMDR

  3. Click on the "Qualys VMDR" integration from the search results.

  4. Click on the Add Qualys VMDR Integration button to add the integration.

  5. While adding the integration, if you want to collect Asset Host Detection data via REST API, then you have to put the following details:

    • username
    • password
    • url
    • interval
    • input parameters
    • batch size

    or if you want to collect Knowledge Base data via REST API, then you have to put the following details:

    • username
    • password
    • url
    • initial interval
    • interval
    • input parameters

NOTE: By default, the input parameter is set to "action=list".

Data reference

Asset Host Detection

This is the Asset Host Detection dataset.

Example

An example event for asset_host_detection looks as following:

{
    "@timestamp": "2023-10-25T08:52:23.474Z",
    "agent": {
        "ephemeral_id": "8365cc1b-0570-46a3-986b-eb86f03344d2",
        "id": "50e7e437-d3fc-4872-8bd1-0da718796b4a",
        "name": "docker-fleet-agent",
        "type": "filebeat",
        "version": "8.9.0"
    },
    "data_stream": {
        "dataset": "qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection",
        "namespace": "ep",
        "type": "logs"
    },
    "ecs": {
        "version": "8.11.0"
    },
    "elastic_agent": {
        "id": "50e7e437-d3fc-4872-8bd1-0da718796b4a",
        "snapshot": false,
        "version": "8.9.0"
    },
    "event": {
        "agent_id_status": "verified",
        "category": [
            "host"
        ],
        "dataset": "qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection",
        "ingested": "2023-10-25T08:52:26Z",
        "kind": "alert",
        "type": [
            "info"
        ]
    },
    "host": {
        "id": "12048633",
        "ip": [
            "10.50.2.111"
        ]
    },
    "input": {
        "type": "cel"
    },
    "qualys_vmdr": {
        "asset_host_detection": {
            "id": "12048633",
            "ip": "10.50.2.111",
            "last": {
                "pc_scanned_date": "2023-06-28T09:58:12.000Z",
                "scan_datetime": "2023-07-03T06:25:17.000Z",
                "vm": {
                    "scanned_date": "2023-07-03T06:23:47.000Z",
                    "scanned_duration": 1113
                }
            },
            "list": [
                {
                    "first": {
                        "found_datetime": "2023-06-28T06:04:26.000Z"
                    },
                    "is_disabled": false,
                    "is_ignored": false,
                    "last": {
                        "found_datetime": "2023-07-03T06:23:47.000Z",
                        "processed_datetime": "2023-07-03T06:25:17.000Z",
                        "test_datetime": "2023-07-03T06:23:47.000Z",
                        "update_datetime": "2023-07-03T06:25:17.000Z"
                    },
                    "qid": "91681",
                    "severity": 5,
                    "ssl": "0",
                    "status": "Active",
                    "times": {
                        "found": 11
                    },
                    "type": "Confirmed"
                }
            ],
            "tracking_method": "IP"
        }
    },
    "related": {
        "hosts": [
            "12048633"
        ],
        "ip": [
            "10.50.2.111"
        ]
    },
    "tags": [
        "preserve_duplicate_custom_fields",
        "forwarded",
        "qualys_vmdr-asset_host_detection"
    ]
}

Exported fields

FieldDescriptionType
@timestamp
Event timestamp.
date
data_stream.dataset
Data stream dataset.
constant_keyword
data_stream.namespace
Data stream namespace.
constant_keyword
data_stream.type
Data stream type.
constant_keyword
event.dataset
Event dataset.
constant_keyword
event.module
Event module.
constant_keyword
input.type
Type of filebeat input.
keyword
log.offset
Log offset.
long
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.asset_id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.cloud.provider.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.cloud.provider.tags.cloud_tag.last_success_date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.cloud.provider.tags.cloud_tag.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.cloud.provider.tags.cloud_tag.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.cloud.resource_id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.cloud.service
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.dns.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.dns_data.domain
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.dns_data.fqdn
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.dns_data.hostname
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.ec2_instance_id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.ip
ip
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.ipv6
ip
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.last.pc_scanned_date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.last.scan_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.last.vm.auth.scanned_date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.last.vm.auth.scanned_duration
long
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.last.vm.scanned_date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.last.vm.scanned_duration
long
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.affect.exploitable_config
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.affect.running.kernel
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.affect.running.service
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.asset_cve
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.first.found_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.first.reopened_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.fqdn
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.instance
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.is_disabled
boolean
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.is_ignored
boolean
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.last.fixed_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.last.found_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.last.processed_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.last.reopened_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.last.test_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.last.update_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.port
long
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.protocol
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.qds.severity
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.qds.text
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.qds_factors.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.qds_factors.text
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.qid
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.results
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.service
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.severity
long
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.ssl
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.status
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.times.found
long
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.times.reopened
long
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.list.type
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.azure.attribute.last.error.date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.azure.attribute.last.error.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.azure.attribute.last.status
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.azure.attribute.last.success_date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.azure.attribute.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.azure.attribute.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.ec2.attribute.last.error.date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.ec2.attribute.last.error.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.ec2.attribute.last.status
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.ec2.attribute.last.success_date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.ec2.attribute.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.ec2.attribute.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.google.attribute.last.error.date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.google.attribute.last.error.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.google.attribute.last.status
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.google.attribute.last.success_date
date
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.google.attribute.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.metadata.google.attribute.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.netbios
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.network_id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.os.cpe
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.os.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.qg_host_id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.tags.background_color
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.tags.color
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.tags.id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.tags.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.asset_host_detection.tracking_method
keyword
tags
User defined tags.
keyword

Knowledge Base

This is the Knowledge Base dataset.

Example

An example event for knowledge_base looks as following:

{
    "@timestamp": "2023-06-29T12:20:46.000Z",
    "agent": {
        "ephemeral_id": "d0eb176e-bad7-47fa-9547-c1854ad7ca2d",
        "id": "98ba96f5-b452-4fc7-8f5a-3d37a634ce61",
        "name": "docker-fleet-agent",
        "type": "filebeat",
        "version": "8.9.0"
    },
    "data_stream": {
        "dataset": "qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base",
        "namespace": "ep",
        "type": "logs"
    },
    "ecs": {
        "version": "8.11.0"
    },
    "elastic_agent": {
        "id": "98ba96f5-b452-4fc7-8f5a-3d37a634ce61",
        "snapshot": false,
        "version": "8.9.0"
    },
    "event": {
        "agent_id_status": "verified",
        "category": [
            "vulnerability"
        ],
        "dataset": "qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base",
        "id": "11830",
        "ingested": "2023-11-14T21:17:15Z",
        "kind": "alert",
        "type": [
            "info"
        ]
    },
    "input": {
        "type": "cel"
    },
    "qualys_vmdr": {
        "knowledge_base": {
            "category": "CGI",
            "discovery": {
                "remote": 1
            },
            "last": {
                "service_modification_datetime": "2023-06-29T12:20:46.000Z"
            },
            "patchable": false,
            "pci_flag": true,
            "published_datetime": "2017-06-05T21:34:49.000Z",
            "qid": "11830",
            "severity_level": "2",
            "threat_intelligence": {
                "intel": [
                    {
                        "id": "8"
                    }
                ]
            },
            "vuln_type": "Vulnerability"
        }
    },
    "tags": [
        "preserve_duplicate_custom_fields",
        "forwarded",
        "qualys_vmdr-knowledge_base"
    ],
    "vulnerability": {
        "category": [
            "CGI"
        ],
        "severity": "Medium"
    }
}

Exported fields

FieldDescriptionType
@timestamp
Event timestamp.
date
data_stream.dataset
Data stream dataset.
constant_keyword
data_stream.namespace
Data stream namespace.
constant_keyword
data_stream.type
Data stream type.
constant_keyword
event.dataset
Event dataset.
constant_keyword
event.module
Event module.
constant_keyword
input.type
Type of filebeat input.
keyword
log.offset
Log offset.
long
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.automatic_pci_fail
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.bugtraq_list.id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.bugtraq_list.url
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.category
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.changelog_list.info.change_date
date
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.changelog_list.info.comments
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.compliance_list.description
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.compliance_list.section
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.compliance_list.type
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.consequence.comment
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.consequence.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.exploits.explt_src.list.explt.desc
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.exploits.explt_src.list.explt.link
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.exploits.explt_src.list.explt.ref
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.exploits.explt_src.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.malware.src.list.info.alias
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.malware.src.list.info.id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.malware.src.list.info.link
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.malware.src.list.info.platform
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.malware.src.list.info.rating
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.malware.src.list.info.type
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.correlation.malware.src.name
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cve_list.id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cve_list.url
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.access.complexity
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.access.vector
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.authentication
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.base
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.base_obj
flattened
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.exploitability
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.impact.availability
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.impact.confidentiality
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.impact.integrity
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.remediation_level
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.report_confidence
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.temporal
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss.vector_string
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.attack.complexity
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.attack.vector
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.base
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.exploit_code_maturity
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.impact.availability
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.impact.confidentiality
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.impact.integrity
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.privileges_required
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.remediation_level
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.report_confidence
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.scope
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.temporal
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.user_interaction
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.vector_string
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.cvss_v3.version
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.detection_info
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.diagnosis.comment
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.diagnosis.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.discovery.additional_info
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.discovery.auth_type_list.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.discovery.remote
long
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.error
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.id_range
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.ids
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.is_disabled
boolean
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.last.customization.datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.last.customization.user_login
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.last.service_modification_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.patchable
boolean
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.pci_flag
boolean
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.pci_reasons.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.published_datetime
date
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.qid
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.severity_level
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.software_list.product
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.software_list.vendor
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.solution.comment
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.solution.value
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.supported_modules
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.threat_intelligence.intel.id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.threat_intelligence.intel.text
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.title
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.vendor_reference_list.id
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.vendor_reference_list.url
keyword
qualys_vmdr.knowledge_base.vuln_type
keyword
tags
User defined tags.
keyword

Changelog

VersionDetailsKibana version(s)

1.0.1

Enhancement View pull request
Changed owners

8.9.0 or higher

1.0.0

Enhancement View pull request
Release package as GA.

8.9.0 or higher

0.8.1

Bug fix View pull request
Fix mapping of vulnerability type and severity.

0.8.0

Enhancement View pull request
Limit request tracer log count to five.

0.7.0

Enhancement View pull request
ECS version updated to 8.11.0.

0.6.0

Enhancement View pull request
Add request tracer logging to integration.

0.5.1

Bug fix View pull request
Handle invalid input parameter for Knowledge Base data stream.

0.5.0

Enhancement View pull request
ECS version updated to 8.10.0.

0.4.0

Enhancement View pull request
The format_version in the package manifest changed from 2.11.0 to 3.0.0. Removed dotted YAML keys from package manifest. Added 'owner.type: elastic' to package manifest.

0.3.0

Enhancement View pull request
Add tags.yml file so that integration's dashboards and saved searches are tagged with "Security Solution" and displayed in the Security Solution UI.

0.2.0

Bug fix View pull request
Update data collection of knowledge base data stream to handle different log format.

0.1.0

Enhancement View pull request
Initial Release.

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