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Version: 0.2.0

Configuration

By default kunai does not log all events it can monitor, so if you want to unlock the full potential of the tool, you need to configure it through a configuration file.

In order to generate a default configuration file for kunai use the following command line.

./kunai --dump-config
Default configuration

Using --dump-config option gives you a view on the default configuration of the tool when ran without setting -c --config option

Configuration File

// UUID identifying the host
host_uuid = "c030b40d-0eab-417b-b33a-22d952357984"

// where the events should be written
output = "/dev/stdout"

// this is the maximum number of events that can be stored in the
// buffer used by the eBPF probes. This limit might need to be increased
// if events get lost (very likely due to a high troughput).
// NB: increasing this limit also increase the memory used by kunai
max_buffered_events = 1024

// paths to files containing detection/filtering rules
rules = []

// path to files containing iocs to match against
iocs = []

[[events]]
name = "execve"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "execve_script"
enable = true

[[events]]
// corresponds to tasks being scheduled, it is used to gather
// correlation information and not display events per se
name = "task_sched"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "exit"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "exit_group"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "clone"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "prctl"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "init_module"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "bpf_prog_load"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "bpf_socket_filter"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "mprotect_exec"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "mmap_exec"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "connect"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "dns_query"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "send_data"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "read"
// disabled by default as it generates a large amount of events
enable = false

[[events]]
name = "read_config"
enable = true

[[events]]
// disabled by default as it generates a large amount of events
name = "write"
enable = false

[[events]]
name = "write_config"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "file_rename"
enable = true

[[events]]
name = "file_unlink"
enable = true
info

Enabling/disabling logs will impact the performance of the tool. If you are looking for advanced log filtering please look at log filtering documentation

Advanced CLI usage

Some of the configuration options can be set directly from CLI.

Usage: kunai [OPTIONS]

Options:
--debug
Enable debugging
-c, --config <FILE>
Specify a configuration file to use. Command line options supersede the ones specified in the configuration file.
--dump-config
Prints a default configuration to stdout
--show-events
Show details about configurable events on stdout
--exclude <EXCLUDE>
Exclude events by name (comma separated)
--include <INCLUDE>
Include events by name (comma separated). Supersedes any exclude filter.
--max-buffered-events <MAX_BUFFERED_EVENTS>
Increase the size of the buffer shared between eBPF probes and userland
-r, --rule-file <FILE>
Detection/filtering rule file. Supersedes configuration file
-i, --ioc-file <FILE>
File containing IoCs (json line)
-v, --verbose...
Set verbosity level, repeat option for more verbosity.
-s, --silent

-h, --help
Print help
-V, --version
Print version
tips
  • CLI options override configuration file options
  • you can used --include all or --exclude all to respectively include or exclude all events