CB Response: Cannot purge cbmodules via modulestore_purge cron job
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CB Response: Cannot purge cbmodules via modulestore_purge cron job


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Carbon Black EDR (formerly Cb Response)


  • /var/log/cb/solr/debug.log shows the following error and some sort of corrupt MD5 in the log
    • org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: org.apache.solr.search.SyntaxError: Cannot parse 'md5:(
    • OR AE68�#0;#0;#0; ?#8;#4; U000a3bcaÂ��#1;(������ OR
  • /var/log/cb/job-runner/job-runner.log shows modulestore_purge running, but never completes


  • CB Response Server: 5.x and Higher


The MD5 of a binary is corrupted and cannot be processed


  • Manually delete the corrupt binary via curl.
    1. Verify the binaries to be deleted. Substitute <PARTIAL_BINARY> with the binary 
      • sudo curl "http://localhost:8080/solr/cbmodules/select?q=md5:<PARTIAL_BINARY>*&rows=0&indent=true&wt=xml"
    2. If the only value was returned, it is safe to delete the binary by running:
      • curl http://localhost:8080/solr/cbmodules/update?commit=true -H "Content-Type: text/xml" -d "<delete><query>md5:<PARTIAL_BINARY>*</query></delete>"


Additional Information

  • If more than one binary is returned, the query will need to be narrowed down. A value such as the start time should be specific enough to the corrupt binary. Substitute 2016-09-26T18:02:11.518Z with the desired timestamp
    • curl "http://localhost:8080/solr/cbmodules/select?q=md5:<PARTIAL_BINARY>*&server_added_timestamp:2016-09-26T18:02:11.518Z&rows=0&indent=true&wt=xml"
  • server_added_timestamp can be found via the following query
    • curl '<PARTIAL_BINARY>*&rows=5&indent=true'