Splunk MIME Decoder add-on allows for decoding MIME-encoded (URL-encoded) strings. It was developed to decode field values containing ciphered email subjects as a byproduct of pass-through Cisco ESA email proxy. Add-on provides a custom search command to do this. The main advantage of this command is that it is able to decode any MIME-encoded string in any charset, not just in UTF-8 which is a limitation of standard SPL eval function
Install on Splunk Search Head only.
No need to configure this app.
Use command as per example below. Input and output fields may have the same name.
| mimedecode <field_with_encoded_text> <field_with_decoded_text>
| makeresults count=1
| eval field1_in="=?UTF-8?Q?Alert_Google_=E2=80=93_Bank_of_England?="
| eval field2_in="=?ISO-8859-2?Q?RE=3A_Odpov=EC=EF=3A_Terasy_C1?="
| mimedecode field1_in field1_out
| mimedecode field2_in field2_out
|Input String||Input MIME-encoded Charset||Output String|
|=?UTF-8?Q?Alert_Google_=E2=80=93_Bank_of_England?=||UTF-8||Alert Google - Bank of England|
|=?ISO-8859-2?Q?RE=3A_Odpov=EC=EF=3A_Terasy_C1?=||ISO-8859-2||RE: Odpověď: Terasy C1|
Add-on was successfully tested with these charsets: UTF-8, Windows-1250, ISO-8859-2. However, it should work for many other charsets just as well.
This add-on relies on Python and its
There were some issues with Japanese charset. This has to be investigated more.
Main credit belongs to Brian Kirk who write initial core python code back in 2014.
I am open for any feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fixed an issue: SPL command failed when an event didn't contain a field being decoded.
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