You can search for virtually any attacks, incidents, and vulnerabilities.
Wallarm is equipped with a query language similar to human language, which makes submitting queries intuitive. Queries can be refined using special modifiers, which are described below.
When values of different parameters are specified, the results will meet all those conditions. When different values for the same parameter are specified, the results will meet any of those conditions.
To search within a single application, specify in the search string
pool:<application name>, where
<application name> is set on the Applications tab in the Settings section.
Examples of search requests:
attacks xss: to search for all XSS-attacks.
attacks today: to search for all attacks that happened today.
vulns sqli: to search for SQL-injection vulnerabilities.
vulns 01/01/2019-01/10/2019: to search for vulnerabilities within a certain period of time.
xss 01/14/2019: to search for all vulnerabilities, suspicions, attacks, and incidents of cross‑site scripting on 14 January 2019.
p:xss 01/14/2019: to search for all vulnerabilities, suspicions, attacks, and incidents of all types within the xss HTTP request parameter (i.e. http://localhost/?xss=attack-here) as of 14 January 2019.
attacks 2-9/2018: to search for all attacks from February to September 2018.
rce /catalog/import.php: to search for all RCE attacks, incidents, and vulnerabilities on
/catalog/import.phppath since yesterday.
In addition to using the search string, you can retrieve data using filters (see Using Filters).
Parameters you enter into the search string will automatically duplicate in the filters and vice versa.
Save as a filter
Any search query or combination of filters can be saved using the Save as template button and quickly accessed later with the Searches drop-down menu.
Search by Object Type¶
Specify in the search string:
attacks: to search only for the attacks that are not aimed at known vulnerabilities.
incidents: to search only for incidents (attacks exploiting a known vulnerability).
vulnerabilities: to search only for vulnerabilities.
Search by Attack Type or Vulnerability Type¶
Specify in the search string:
sqli: to search for SQL injection attacks/vulnerabilities.
xss: to search for Cross Site Scripting attacks/vulnerabilities.
rce: to search for OS Commanding attacks/vulnerabilities.
brute: to search for brute-force attacks.
ptrav: to search for path traversal attacks.
crlf: to search for CRLF injection attacks/vulnerabilities.
redir: to search for open redirect vulnerabilities.
nosqli: to search for NoSQL injection attacks/vulnerabilities.
logic_bomb: to search for logic bomb attacks.
overlimit_res: to search for attacks aimed at overlimiting of computational resources.
xxe: to search for XML External Entity attacks.
vpatch: to search for virtual patches.
dirbust: to search for forced browsing attacks.
ldapi: to search for LDAP injection attacks/vulnerabilities.
scanner: to search for port scanner attacks/vulnerabilities.
info: to search for attacks/vulnerabilities of information disclosure.
An attack or vulnerability name can be specified in both uppercase and lowercase letters:
SQLi are equally correct.
Search by the Attack Target or the Vulnerability Target¶
Specify in the search string:
client: to search for client data attacks/vulnerabilities.
database: to search for database attacks/vulnerabilities.
server: to search for app server attacks/vulnerabilities.
Search Attacks by the Action¶
Specify in the search string:
falsepositive: to search for attacks marked as false positives.
!falsepositive: to search for real attacks.
Search by Risk Level¶
Specify the risk level in the search string:
low: low risk level.
medium: medium risk level.
high: high risk level.
Search by Vulnerability Identifier¶
To search for a certain vulnerability, specify its identifier. It can be specified in two ways:
or in abbreviated form:
Search by Vulnerability Status¶
Specify vulnerability status in the search string. Vulnerability can have one of the three statuses:
open: currently relevant vulnerability;
closed: fixed vulnerability;
falsepositive: vulnerability marked as false.
Search by Event Time¶
Specify time period in the search string. If the period is not specified, the search is conducted within the events that occurred during the last 24 hours.
There are the following methods to specify the period:
By date and time (seconds are disregarded):
01/10/2019 11:12-01/14/2019 12:14
With relation to a certain moment of time:
Using string aliases:
yesterdayequal to yesterday's date or
todayequal to today's date
Date and time format depends on the settings specified in your profile:
MM/DD/YYYY if MDY is selected
DD/MM/YYYY if DMY is selected
13:00if 24‑hour is ticked
1pmif 24‑hour is unticked
The month can be specified as both number and name:
Jan for January. The year can be specified in both full form (
2020) and shortened form (
20). If the year is not specified in the date, then the current year is used.
Search by IP Address¶
To search by IP address, use the
ip: prefix, after which you can specify
A specific IP address, for example
192.168.0.1—in this case, all attacks and incidents will be found for which the source address of the attack corresponds to this IP address.
An expression describing a range of IP addresses.
A total number of IP addresses related to an attack or incident.
Search by IP Address Range¶
To set a required range of IP addresses, you can use
An explicit IP address range:
A part of an IP address:
192.168.0.0-192.168.255.255. Redundant format with the
*modifier is allowed—
An IP address or part of it with a range of values inside the last octet in the expression:
When using a range of values within an octet, a dot is not set at the end.
Subnet prefixes (CIDR notation):
You can combine the above methods for defining IP address ranges. To do this, list all the necessary ranges with the ip: prefix separately.
ip:192.168.0.0/24 ip:10.10. ip:10.0.10.0-128
Search by Number of IP Addresses¶
It is possible to search by the total number of IP addresses that are related to an attack or an incident (only for attacks and incidents):
ip:1000+ last month—search for attacks and incidents over the past month for which the number of unique IP addresses is more than 1000 (equivalent to
attacks incidents ip:1000+ last month).
xss ip:100+—search for all cross‑site scripting attacks and incidents. The search result will be empty if the number of attacking IP addresses (with the XSS attack type) is less than 100.
xss p:id ip:100+—search for all XSS attacks and incidents related to the id parameter (
?id=aaa). This will return results only if the number of different IP addresses exceeds 100.
Search by Server Response Status¶
To search by server response status, specify
Response status can be specified as:
a number from 100 to 999.
«N–M» range, where N and M are figures from 100 to 999.
«N+» and «N-» ranges, where N is a number from 100 to 999.
Search by Server Response Size¶
To search by the server response size, use the
You can search for any integer value. Figures above 999 can be specified without a prefix. The «N–M», «N+» and «N-» ranges can be specified, where figures above 999 can also be specified without a prefix.
Search by HTTP Request Method¶
To search by HTTP request method, specify the
To search for
OPTIONS: if upper-case is used, then the search string can be specified without a prefix. For all other values, a prefix should be specified.
Search by a number of hits within attack/incident¶
To search attacks and incidents by a number of hits, specify the
For example, you can search for attacks that have more than 100 hits:
attacks N:>100. Or search for attacks with less than 10 hits with
Search by Domain¶
To search by domain, use the
Any string, that may be a domain of the second or a higher level can be specified without a prefix. Any string can be specified with a prefix.
You may use masks within a domain. The symbol
* replaces any number of characters; the symbol
? replaces any single character.
Search by Path¶
To search by path, use the
Strings that start with
/ are processed without a prefix. Any string can be specified with a prefix.
Search by Parameter¶
To search by parameter, use the
parameter: prefix and also the
For example, if you need to find attacks aimed at the
xss parameter but not at XSS-attacks (for instance, SQL-injection attack having
xss in the GET-parameter), then specify
attacks p:xss in the search string.
A string that does not start with
/ and ends with
= is considered to be a parameter (wherein the ending
= character is not included in the value). Any string can be specified with a prefix.
Search for Anomalies in Attacks¶
To search for anomalies in attacks, use the
To refine an anomaly search, use the following parameters:
attacks sqli a:size will search for all SQL-injection attacks, that have response size anomalies in their requests.
Search by Request Identifier¶
To search for attacks and incidents by request identifier, specify the
request_id parameter has the following value form:
a79199bcea606040cc79f913325401fb. In order to make it easier to read, this parameter has been replaced by the placeholder abbreviation
<requestId> in the examples below.
attacks incidents request_id:<requestId>: to search for an attack or an incident with the
attacks incidents !request_id:<requestId>: to search for attacks and incidents with the
request_idnot equal to
attacks incidents request_id: to search for attacks and incidents with any
attacks incidents !request_id: to search for attacks and incidents without any