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Admins: Please read about Splunk Enterprise 8.0 and the Python 2.7 end-of-life changes and impact on apps and upgradeshere.
Need to provide evidence that your malware response on Linux is ready? Read on!

This TA randomly places the EICAR test file on common malware locations on the Linux file system and logs it's change out. This is helpful in testing your blue/purple team detection on the Linux platform. Provides evidence of incident response ability to auditors as well.

This saved the day in our PCI audit last year. The logs created a clear historical of incidents which we could easily compare to our SOC responses.

Learn More about EICAR here -


centOS 7.x tested
Splunk 7.3.1/8.0.2 tested but should run basically on 6.0+ and higher.
Create an index
Set index on inputs.conf and macros.conf
Install on Universal Forwarders, restart
Install on Heavy Forwarders, restart.
Install on Indexers, restart.
Install on Search heads, restart.

Example log created when TA-eicar lays down a EICAR test file

March 13 2020 20:26:47 app=eicar signature=1584145607 dest_ip= dest_file=EICAR.test.malware.1584145607 dest_dir=/usr/share dest=splunkui.contoso.local object=file object_type=file user=root vendor=eicar product="Malware Test App for Splunk" vendor_message="This script created a malware test string that should make a change on your filesystem that your antimalware solution believe there is an attack"

Release Notes

Version 1.0.0
March 14, 2020

3.13.2020.1 - daniel, initial version


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