The CVE-2015-3222 vulnerability, which allows for root escalation via syscheck has been fixed in OSSEC 2.8.2. Full details of the issue can be found on the OSSEC Github repository – https://github.com/ossec/ossec-hids/releases/tag/2.8.2.
I have updated the OSSEC Virtual Appliance to include OSSEC 2.8.1 and Elasticsearch-Logstash-Kibana (ELK) log management and the ElasticHQ system to handle ELK monitoring. It is a single gzipped OVA that can be easily imported into VirtualBox or any other virtualization system that supports OVA files.
OSSEC CON 2014 was held in Cork Ireland this year to promote OSSEC in EMEA where we have many users. This year we had several members of the current OSSEC Team speak to our audience.
OSSEC 2.8.1 has been released to address the security issue identified by Jeff Petersen of Roka Security LLC. Full details of the issue can be found on the OSSEC Github repository – https://github.com/ossec/ossec-hids/releases/tag/2.8.1.
OSSEC Commercial Support contracts will no longer be available directly from Trend Micro as of March 2014; however all existing agreements will continue to be fully supported until the end of their respective terms.
The OSSEC developers have been hard at work on version 2.8 and we have made Beta-1 packages available for testing. See the Downloads page. Helps us with the testing and fine tuning of this preliminary release.