Lastline Connector for EDR

Carbon Black EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) is the new name for the product formerly called CB Response.

This connector integrates the VMWare Carbon Black EDR product with Lastline. Integration with VMWare Carbon Black Cloud products, including “NGAV” and “Enterprise EDR,” is not included here. The Lastline connector submits binaries collected by the VMware Carbon Black EDR to a Lastline appliance for binary analysis. The results are collected and placed into an Intelligence Feed on your VMWare Carbon Black EDR server. The feed will then tag any binaries executed on your endpoints identified as malware by Lastline. Only binaries submitted by the connector for analysis will be included in the generated Intelligence Feed.

Installing the Lastline Connector

As root on your VMWare Carbon Black EDR or other RPM based 64-bit Linux distribution server:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d
curl -O
yum install python-cb-lastline-connector

Once the software is installed via YUM, copy the /etc/cb/integrations/lastline/connector.conf.example file to /etc/cb/integrations/lastline/connector.conf. Edit this file and place your Carbon Black API key into the carbonblack_server_token variable and your Carbon Black server’s base URL into the carbonblack_server_url variable.

Then you must place your credentials for Lastline into the configuration file: place your API key and API token respectively into the lastline_api_key and lastline_api_token variables in the /etc/cb/integrations/lastline/connector.conf file.

If you are using an on-premise Lastline appliance, make sure to place the URL for your on-premise Lastline appliance in the lastline_url variable and set lastline_url_sslverify to 0 if your appliance does not have a valid SSL certificate.

Any errors will be logged into /var/log/cb/integrations/lastline/lastline.log.

Ensure that the configured API credentials are up to date, and have permissions to submit files for analysis.


If you suspect a problem, please first look at the Lastline connector logs found here: /var/log/cb/integrations/lastline/lastline.log (There might be multiple files as the logger “rolls over” when the log file hits a certain size).

If you want to re-run the analysis across your binaries:

  1. Stop the service: service cb-lastline-connector stop
  2. Remove the database file: rm /usr/share/cb/integrations/lastline/db/sqlite.db
  3. Remove the feed from your CB server’s Threat Intelligence page
  4. Restart the service: service cb-lastline-connector start


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Last modified on August 10, 2021