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Version 5.10.2

Query your devices like a database.

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osquery overview

osquery uses basic SQL commands to leverage a relational data-model to describe a device.

Processes running without a binary on disk

Frequently, attackers will leave a malicious process running but delete the original binary on disk. This query returns any process whose original binary has been deleted, which could be an indicator of a suspicious process.

Three things you should know about osquery
  • It's fast and tested: Our build infrastructure ensures that newly introduced code is benchmarked and tested. We perform continuous testing for memory leaks, thread safety, and binary reproducibility on all supported platforms.
  • It runs everywhere: Windows, macOS, CentOS, FreeBSD, and almost every Linux OS released since 2011 are supported with no dependencies. osquery powers some of the most demanding companies, including Facebook.
  • It's open source: Osquery is released under the Apache License. Ever since we open-sourced it in 2014, organizations and individuals have contributed an ever-growing list of impressive features, useful tools, and helpful documentation.

What’s new in version 5.10.2

Updated on Nov 23 2023

New Features
  • Add --enable_watchdog_debug flag and improve watchdog error messages (#8070)
  • Add --aws_enforce_fips to enforce AWS FIPS endpoints (#8075)
  • Add new AWS valid regions (#8110)
  • Implement decorations_top_level flag for status logs (#8102)
Table Changes
  • Add new macOS SIP config flags (#8101)
  • Added cloud_id to ycloud_instance_metadata - the vm metadata table for Yandex Cloud (#8086)
  • Allow querying of kernel and filesystem drivers (#8119)
  • Update es_process_file_events adding support for open events, and for only triggering on file_paths (#8114)
  • Update firefox_addons to use rapidjson to parse and don't block on read (#8089)
  • Update macOS es_process_events table: quote spaces in command line and environment variables (#8054)
  • Update linux disk_encryption to recursively query parent crypt status (#8052)
  • Add, and revert, indexing on block_devices (#8037, #8151)
Under the Hood improvements
  • Add warnings when an enrollment secret cannot be found (#8082)
  • Avoid blocking when reading plist files (#8099)
  • Fix named virtual table create statement (#8139)
  • Remove forensicReadFile (#8085)
  • Substitute the TEXT macro with SQL_TEXT in table code (#8091)
  • Use JSON member iterator instead of rescanning (#8122)
  • core: Avoid checking if a file exists before opening (#8087)
  • improvement: Avoid unnecessary string conversions (#8093)
  • watchdog: Use virtual cores to calculate CPU utilization limit (#8104)
Bug Fixes
  • Always lock event_index_mutex when accessing event_index map (#8077)
  • Check audit return values with <= (#8125)
  • Fix wifi_survey table not to crash if the ssid cannot be retrieved (#8153)
  • Fix macOS EndpointSecurity FIM mute inversion for file paths (#8166)
  • Add a list of Osquery fleet managers (#7781)
  • Add basic file carving documentation (#8118)
  • Changelog for 5.9.1 (#8088)
  • Changelog 5.10.1 (#8155)
  • Fixed small doc error (#8147)
  • Update Automatic Table Construction example (#8094)
  • Update XCode version mentions to the proper one (#8128)
  • Update the description of serial_number in connected_displays (#8113)
  • Fix openssl build arch for Windows ARM64 (#8134)
  • Fix python test http server use SSLContext.wrap_socket() instead of deprecated ssl.wrap_socket() (#8169)
  • GitHub Action to cleanup at stale ec2 runners (#8156)
  • Ignore CVE-2023-30571 (#8065)
  • Missing pragma/header guard for boottime.h (#8117)
  • Permit cross compiling for x86_64 on Apple Silicon (#8136)
  • build: update macos hosted github runner to macos-12 monterey (#8100)
  • ci: Fix DistributedTests.test_run_queries_with_denylisted_query test (#8154)
  • ci: Increase aarch64 available space by splitting the build (#8131)
  • ci: Increase disk space on the Linux x86_64 runner (#8133)
  • ci: Remove flakyness when removing unused packages on Linux (#8144)
  • cve: Fix the expat product name in the libraries manifest (#8158)
  • cve: Ignore dbus CVE-2023-34969 (#8126)
  • cve: Ignore libcap CVE-2023-2603 (#8127)
  • cve: Update expat to version 2.5.0 (#8159)
  • cve: Update libmagic to 5.45 (#8142)
  • cve: Update lzma to 5.4.4 (#8135)
  • cve: Update openssl to 3.1.3 (#8141)
  • libs: Fix openssl build on aarch64 (#8084)
  • libs: Update openssl to 3.1.1 (#8081)
  • libs: Update openssl to 3.1.2 (#8124)
  • test: Fix leaks in inotify and rocksdb tests (#8080)





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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.9 or later
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May 3 2023
May 3 2023
Version: 5.8.2
I finally found a use for OSQUERY. Or perhaps I should say, found a product that uses it: Vanta. Vanta is a SOC 2 compliance tool that once installed on a workstation, monitors for "un-binaried" processes (processes for which there isn't an app; malware) and other items that may raises suspicions. Vanta is effectively spyware, so I'd only put it on company-provided hardware, and there isn't (to my knowledge) any end-user purpose. Still, OSQUERY is the basis for how Vanta works. There may be some applicability for geeky types who wish to dig into the innards of their macOS.
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