- Category: Version update
Today Tufin has released the latest version of the Tufin Orchestration Suite. So TOS 17-2 is available in its GA version, delivering some improvements, e.g.
- SecureTrack for Azure Resource Manager
Working with VNETs and NSGs for the Azure Resource Manager Cloud Environment
Security Change Automation and Orchestration:
- Separation of steps for Design and Provisioning
Both is done by the Designer, but separate teams are able to work with different duties (Design Team, Provisioning Team).
- Full Automation for Palo Alto Panorama NGFW Security Profile Groups using Content-ID
Zero-Touch end-to-end automated changes for PAN NGFW policies that include Security Profile Groups and Content-ID Inspection
- Full Automation for Palo Alto Panorama NGFW Log Forwarding Profiles
Zero-Touch end-to-end automated changes for PAN NGFW policies that include Log Forwarding Profiles.
- End-to-end Server Decommission Automation
Working with Designer and Provisioning for Check Point R80/R80.10, Palo Alto Panorama, Cisco ASA, Cisco IOS, Juniper SRX, and Fortinet FortiManager
Security Risk and Compliance:
- Unified Security Policy (USP) Alerts
It's possible to use USP alerts in SecureTrack now.
Devices and Platforms:
- Support of Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) by SecureTrack
- Full Cross-Suite Support of Check Point R80.10
- Support of Palo Alto Dynamic Access Group (DAG) Objects for VMware NSX by SecureTrack and SecureChange
- Support of Fortinet Fortigate 5.4.4 and FortiManager 5.4.3
- Support of Juniper JM/MX 13.3
- Support of Palo Alto Panorama PanOS 8.0.1
- SecureTrack: additional_parameters API (parameter: type), devices API (parameter: sort), rule_search API (parameter: start, count)
- USP Alerts: creation, modification, retrieval and deletion with Unified Security Policy Alerts commands
- Better modification of Designer Suggestions using the command modify designer suggestion
Further improvements as well as corrections are included.
The latest version of the Tufin Orchestration Suite can be found at the Tufin Portal: https://portal.tufin.com
- Category: SecureTrack
Some administrators of Tufin SecureTrack are used to the old Topology Map, which has been removed in TOS 16-4. Instead of the Topology Map the new Interactive Map has been integrated. It shows some advantages and doesn't require the Adobe Flash. But still some administrators want the "good old Topology Map".
This is the view administrators have today - only the Interactive Map is shown in the Menu. It's possible to enable the Topology Map using this command at the CLI of the server:
[root@TufinOS]# /usr/local/st/manage_old_topology_tab.sh enable
Restarting httpd service to apply changes
The change becomes visible when the page is reloaded or the user has logged off and logged on again.
As you see, even in the latest versions the Topology Map can be used. Due to improved options, the Interactive Map should be the preferred way to work with the Topology in SecureTrack.
PS: To disable the Topology Map, this command can be used:
[root@TufinOS]# /usr/local/st/manage_old_topology_tab.sh disable
Restarting httpd service to apply changes
- Category: SecureChange
A problem with PrimeFaces Expression Language (EL) in Tufin SecureChange has been found. CodeWhite points out that in SecureChange an EL Injection is possible, allowing unauthenticated attackers to inject arbitrary EL code to PrimeFaces custom EL Parser.
Tufin has published a Security Advisory regarding this fact on August, 24th.
All TOS versions with SecureChange installed are affected. Not affected are systems if SecureTrack only is installed.
Fixes are available for most supported TOS versions.
TOS R17-2: Fix will be published End of August
TOS R17-1: Fix is included in R17-1HF3 which is available in Tufin Download Center
TOS R16-4: Fix is included in R16-4HF5 which is available in Tufin Download Center
If a fix is needed for TOS R16-3 or TOS R16-2 Tufin asks customers to contact Tufin Support
(support at tufin dot com).
Earlier versions are no more supported, so a fix will not be published. In this case, upgrading to a supported version is strongly recommended.
- Category: SecureTrack
Sometimes it's necessary to have zones defined that include "new" or "unknown" networks.
The traditional approach in Tufin SecureTrack is to have devices monitored. These devices deliver information about Networks and Routes to SecureTrack. This information is used to build the Topology.
The next step would be to define Zones manually. These zones include networks included in the Topology. So finally, only "known networks" are defined in zones which can be used to define the Unified Security Policy (USP).
Some administrators have a tool for IPAM (IP Address Management) that includes all IP-Adresses and Networks, even if they are not registered in SecureTrack Topology. This information at all shall be used for compliance rules ini the USP. Since an import of zones is possible and no check is done if the networks exist in SecureTrack, exporting these data from IPAM helps, e.g.
Known: Zone a (Network 10.1.1.0/24), Zone b (Network 10.1.2.0/24)
in IPAM: Network 10.1.3.0/24 which should be imported into a new zone
File for import into SecureTrack Zones:
"Internet","Internet zone is all public addresses, excluding the addresses defined in all other zones"
"Users Networks","Users Networks zone should include the address space from which users can come within your organization"
"#Zone Security Groups"
"zone name","security group name","description"
Even if the new zone isn't known in SecureTrack before and the network isn't in the Topology the import works.
After having imported the zones including the new zone c, the USP can be adapted and imported, too. Even if the following example isn't really a USP, it can be shown that it works.
"from zone","to zone","severity","access type","services","rule properties","flows"
After import, the new zone c is shown in the USP, even if the network isn't included in the SecureTrack Topology.
Lesson learnt: If an IPAM hosts all information about the networks, exporting relevant information in the correct format allows to define a USP with networks not even included in the Topology.
- Category: TufinOS
Tufin has published TufinOS 2.14. This version updates all RPMs to the latest releases based on CentOS 6.9.
As in the Tufin Portal pointed out, these are the new features and updates:
- Patched Anaconda rpm 13.21.263
- Updated RAID driver for ASR 8805/7805/71605 to version 1.2.1
- Updated Adaptec AR CCONF Command Line Utility to version 2.03.22476
- Updated PostgreSQL to version 9.4.11
- Updated MongoDB to version 2.4.14
- Updated stunnel rpm to version 5.40
- Updated nss util rpm to version 3.28.4 1.el6_9 to resolve CVE 2017-5461 vulnerability
- Added sTunnel patch to apply new configuration
- Added pam_passwdqc rpm
If you are using a Distributed Architecture, an upgrade of sTunnel might be necessary.Please consult the Tufin Portal for further information.
- Category: SecureTrack
How to connect a "traditional" Check Management Server R77.x to SecureTrack has been described before:
Now let's see how a R80.x Check Point Management Server (SMS) can be connected to SecureTrack.
Prepare the Check Point SMS
First of all, a Permission Profile needs to be defined. Since R80, a profile needs to allow write access to SMS due to the new Management API.
To do so, in SmartConsole navigate at top left to Manage & Settings > Permissions & Administrators > Permission Profiles.
You will need an Administrator for Tufin SecureTrack using the Management API. So it's necessary to navigate to Manage & Settings > Permissions & Administrators > Administrators to define it.
Next, an object of the type Host Node is needed representing the System Tufin SecureTrack is running on. This is necessary because the IP address is needed when the OPSEC Application is defined in a later step. To define it, navigate to the top right in SmartConsole and select Object Catetories > Network Objects > New > Host.
To initiate the Secure Internal Communication (SIC), defining an OPSEC Application is necessary. To do so, navigate to Object Categories > Servers > OPSEC Applications > Applications and define a new one. Necessary protocols are LEA (Log Export API) to have access to logs as well as CPMI (Check Point Management Interface) to have access to the objects and rules.
It's necessary to configure the permissions of Tufin SecureTrack within Check Point. For CPMI as well as for LEA a Read-Only Permission Profile should be sufficient. You are free to allow further access, but it's not necessary if the use of only SecureTrack is planned.
After these steps, the SIC should be initiated by setting an Activation Key. This is a One-Time Password for authenticating Tufin SecureTrack at the SMS. When this authentication is successful, a newly generated certificate is transferred to SecureTrack. From then on, authentication is based on this certificate. The communication is encrypted as it is between the Check Point components like e.g. SMS and Firewall Module.
When the password is typed twice, the button Initialize finishes this part of the configuration.
Please don't forget to make this newly generated certificate available by installing the Database. This is done by Menu > Install Database. If you forget to install the database on the SMS, the connection to SecureTrack won't work.
Prepare the Check Point Rulebase
If there is a Firewall between Tufin SecureTrack and Check Point SMS, a rule must allow the necessary access. Besides the access using LEA and CPMI furhter connections are needed, e.g. for Certificate Management:
Connection from SecureTrack Server to SMS when using the Management API
Connection from SecureTrack to SMS / Logserver to retrieve log data (statistics) and Audit log data (recognition of actions done by administrators)
Connection from SecureTrack to SMS with a CPMI client to retrieve the latest revision
Connection to SMS for authenticating using the one-time password and for retrieving the certificate
Connnection needed to access the CRL running on the SMS to check if the certificate presented by SMS is valid
So a rule needs to be configured. This is necessary if any firewall is between SecureTrack and SMS. When a Check Point Firewall is in between, the rule could look like this:
Configure Check Point SMS in Tufin SecureTrack
The Check Point SMS needs to be defined in SecureTrack so the configuration can be monitored. To do so, some steps are necessary. First of all, connect with administrative rights to Tufin SecureTrack using a web browser using HTTPS (443/tcp). In the default configuration doesn't redirect a HTTP request from port 80/tcp to the correct port.
In the Menu go to Settings > Monitoring > Manage Devices. On the left pane all monitored devices are listed. On the right side a new device can be definded. Here, select Check Point SmartCenter.
After this selection a wizard starts, asking for several configuration options in six steps.
The Device Type can't be changed here since this option has been selected before. The other options are:
- Name for Display
Name shown in SecureTrack for this device
If SecureTrack is configured to use Domains, the corresponding Domain can be selected there. Please be aware that using this option clearly separates all data.
- Get revisions from <IP> or <Offline File>
If the SMS is monitored live, the IP Address of the SMS is provided here. If there is no direct access, configuration data can be imported. Please be aware that this option requires a license also - even if there is no monitoring of the changes.
- Usage Analysis
Here it's selected which data are collected. Esp. when "Rule and Object Usage" reports are required, the first two options need to be selected.
It's recommended to select the enablement of the Topology because in this case, all information that require Topology is available (e.g. Policy Analysis, Zones, Compliance Rules...).
- Version of Check Point SMS
If you are using R80, be sure to select R80 here since the connection differs from the "traditional one".
The next step is to authenticate using the One-Time Password and to retrieve the certificate used from then on to authenticate.
It's necessary to provide the name of the OPSEC Application configured in Check Point SmartDashboard. The Activation Key is the One-Time Password provided during configuration in Check Point SMS.
In many cases the next windows can be kept using "default" for the OPSEC settings.
If there were changes configured in $CPDIR/conf/sic_policy.conf they can be considered here. It's all about authentication used for LEA and CPMI. All relevant Check Point options can be selected, so a successful authenticated connection from Tufin SecureTrack to Check Point SMS is possible.
The next step has been introduced with R80. For use of the Management API it's necessary to have an administrative user defined at the SMS (see above). Tufin SecureTrack uses this administrator to connect to the SMS via HTTPS.
In some cases the configuration for the timing of monitoring needs to be adjusted.
As in many cases, the default setting is useful when the global configured timing is sufficient.
Finally, the configured connection should be tested. If this is ok, the buttons Save and Done finalize the configuration.
Monitoring the Check Point R80 SMS
The status of monitoring the SMS can be checked using Menu > Settings > Administration > Status. Depending on the connection and the load on the Check Point SMS the status will remain some time in "Starting" and "Yellow". When it has changed to "Green" the SMS is shown under Menu > Compare also in green and after a short time the first revision will show up.
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