Doubt in IPS log

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Jun 22nd, 2007
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I am trying to develop a script which will list events based on certain conditions. For this i need to know about all the attributes in the logs.

Below is a sample log,

05-12-2007 23:57:28 192.x.x.x local7.warn 2069294: 2080360: May 12 2007 23:56:48.813 CDT: %IPS-4-SIGNATURE: Sig:3109 Subsig:0 Sev:75 [<SRC IP>:<SRC_PORT> -> <Destination IP>:<DST_PORT>] RiskRating:56

Following are the attributes which i am unable to determine,

192.x.x.x - ip of the device ?

SEV:75 - severity ? then what is "4" in %IPS-4 ? what is the range for this ?

what is RiskRating:56 ?

thanx in advance.


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rhermes Fri, 06/22/2007 - 09:36
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The 192.x.x.x is the IP address of the device sending this syslog, most likely the IOS IPS router.

SEV: 75 Must be a new numerical way of desrcibing severity, what version of IOS are you running, >12.4.6T?

The 4 in %IPS-4 is the syslog level, 4 is the Warning level

RiskRating is a Cisco thing (you really didn't search CCO much before porting your questions, did you?)


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