Documentation forKiwi Syslog Server

Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8 Release Notes

Release date: October 19, 2021

These release notes describe the new features, improvements, and fixed issues in Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8. They also provide information about upgrades and describe workarounds for known issues.

If you are looking for previous release notes for Kiwi Syslog Server, see Previous Version documentation.


New features and improvements

Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8 offers new features and improvements compared to previous versions of Kiwi Syslog Server

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 support

Kiwi Syslog Server now supports and successfully writes messages to the Microsoft SQL Server 2019 database.

New Internet Information Server (IIS) webserver for Kiwi Web Access

The UltiDevWebServer has been deprecated and Kiwi Syslog Server now leverages Internet Information Server (IIS) to provide modern and secure web service.

Support for SNMPv3 credentials

Kiwi Syslog Server now supports functionality for adding and removing SNMPv3 user credentials, including values for username, authentication password, private password, algorithms, and security level. See fixed issues below for more details.

Licensing framework upgrade

Kiwi Syslog Server 9.8 offers the latest SolarWinds licensing framework to be using in conjunction with SolarWinds logging.

Updated jQuery library

The jQuery library used in Kiwi Syslog Server has been updated to version 3.6.0.

Removal of .NET versions 2.0 and 3.5

Kiwi Syslog Server will no longer require and operate on the .NET 2.0 and 3.5 frameworks to improve security of customer sessions and cookies. See fixed issues below for more details.


New customer installation

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For information about installing Kiwi Syslog Server, see the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Guide.

After installation, see the Kiwi Syslog Server Getting Started Guide for implementation and troubleshooting guidelines. The guide walks you through common configuration tasks to help you get up and running quickly.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, use the Kiwi Syslog Server Upgrade Guide to plan and implement an upgrade to Kiwi Syslog Server9.8.


Fixed issues in KSS 9.8

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KSS 9.8 fixes the following issues.

Case Number Description
N/A The KiwiSyslogLicensor.exe application is now digitally signed.
00179952, 00815565, 00490222 SNMPv3 credentials are now exported appropriately without crashing the service.
00202438, 00296403, 00376967, 00864855, 00864855, 00254325, 00389680, 00220030 UTF-8 symbols now display correctly in action and text fields.
00744921, 00759402, 00820497 The HTTP security header is now detectable.
00799858, 00871069, 00798372 The Windows unquoted path vulnerability has been resolved. See CVEs below.
N/A The License Manager version 2.0.0.732 now loads correctly.
00589979 The session identifier is now updated and resolves the potential vulnerability. See CVEs below.
00820497, 00669111 The HTTP TRACK and TRACE vulnerabilities have been resolved. See CVEs below.
00625071 Software versions are no longer viewable in the HTTP header.
00775510, 00788703, 00792253, 00841628, 00767612, 00841066, 00844947, 00896711 Users are now able to save filters from the Events tab.
00746439, 00740074, 00747488, 00747419, 00750586, 00752088, 00753175, 00752132, 00755082, 00746654, 00747625, 00749786, 00746328, 00753257, 00744039, Users with Kiwi CatTools 3.11.8 are now able to continue the Kiwi Syslog Server setup process.
00640200 .NET CLR no longer presents a potential FIPS vulnerability. See CVEs below.
00711054, 00737175, 00773411, 00802805, 00641765, 00641360, 00710850, 00748954, 00764883, 00818115, 00874516, 00881358, 00789612 Users no longer receive the HttpUnhandledException error while attempting to access the Events tab in the Web Access portal.
00688130, 00779774, 00861151, 00683475, 00709991, 00753162, 00704103, 00837374, 00903887 Users are now able to import filters appropriately in the Kiwi Web Access portal.
00667753 The script to pass custom variables now works as expected.
00743108, 00762258, 00865670 Users no longer lose Priority information while spoofing with Npcap.
00744054 Npcap spoofing no longer fails if "hostname" is used as a destination.
00773496, 00809603 Users are now able to reset passwords in the Admin tab in the Web Access portal.
00780022 Russian language files are no longer detected in the installation package.
00863789 In the Forward to another host action, the options for New Facility and New Level are now correctly named.

CVEs

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SolarWinds would like to thank our Security Researchers below for reporting on the issue in a responsible manner and working with our security, product, and engineering teams to fix the vulnerability.

CVE-ID Vulnerability Title Description Severity Credit
CVE-2021-35233 HTTP TRACK & TRACK Methods Enabled Vulnerability The HTTP TRACK & TRACE methods were enabled in Kiwi Syslog Server 9.7.1 and earlier. These methods are intended for diagnostic purposes only. If enabled, the web server will respond to requests that use these methods by returning exact HTTP request that was received in the response to the client. This may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information such as internal authentication headers appended by reverse proxies. Medium N/A
CVE-2021-35235 ASP.NET Debug Feature Enabled

The ASP.NET debug feature is enabled by default in Kiwi Syslog Server 9.7.1. ASP.NET allows remote debugging of web applications, if configured to do so. Debug mode causes ASP.NET to compile applications with extra information. The information enables a debugger to closely monitor and control the execution of an application.

If an attacker could successfully start a remote debugging session, this is likely to disclose sensitive information about the web application and supporting infrastructure that may be valuable in targeting SWI with malicious intent.

Medium

N/A

CVE-2021-35236 Missing Secure Flag From SSL Cookie The Secure flag is not set in the SSL Cookie of Kiwi Syslog Server 9.7.1. The Secure attribute tells the browser to only send the cookie if the request is being sent over a secure channel such as HTTPS. This will help protect the cookie from being passed over unencrypted requests. If the application can be accessed over both HTTP, there is a potential for the cookie can be sent in clear text. Low N/A
CVE-2021-35237 Clickjacking Vulnerability

A missing HTTP header (X-Frame-Options) in Kiwi Syslog Server has left customers vulnerable to click jacking.

Clickjacking is an attack that occurs when an attacker uses a transparent iframe in a window to trick a user into clicking on an actionable item, such as a button or link, to another server in which they have an identical webpage. The attacker essentially hijacks the user activity intended for the original server and sends them to the other server. This is an attack on both the user and the server.

Medium N/A
CVE-2021-35231 Unquoted Path Vulnerability (SMB Login)

As a result of an unquoted service path vulnerability present in the Kiwi Syslog Server Installation Wizard, a local attacker could gain escalated privileges by inserting an executable into the path of the affected service or uninstall entry.

Example vulnerable path:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Kiwi Syslog Server\Parameters\Application

Medium

David Rickard

Danijel Grah

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