Sophos Reporter Release Notes
Sophos Reporter (2021-12-22)
  • Added mitigations for log4j “Log4Shell” vulnerability ( Fastvue Reporter now starts Elasticsearch with the JVM property that mitigates the vulnerability in Elasticsearch 5.6.14 (the version that Fastvue Reporter uses).

    Unfortunately, we cannot easily update Elasticsearch or its Log4j version at this time, so Fastvue Reporter may still trigger vulnerability scanners.

    Please see our article on further mitigation steps and latest updates: How to mitigate the Log4j vulnerability on your Fastvue Reporter server.
  • Fixed Security Group filtering for users with a different sAMAccountName to the user portion of their User Principal Name in Active Directory (e.g. sAMAccountName = testuser but UPN =
  • Fixed issue where the YouTube Videos widget showed a blank row with ‘unknown video’ thumbnail image when exported to PDF.
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Sophos Reporter (2021-11-24)
  • Fixed the ‘Test YouTube Integration’ feature in Settings | YouTube to test a range of video IDs in case a test video is removed. This fixes the ‘Object reference not set to an instance of an object’ error that you may have seen if you used the Test YouTube Integration feature.
  • Added a success message to the main Settings | YouTube page if the integration is working.
  • Charts updated to include two more colours (yellow and purple) also moved orange and light blue around in the order.

Sophos Reporter (2021-10-21)
  • Fixed issues receiving syslog when using IPv6 addresses.
  • Reduced extra CPU and RAM usage introduced in when improving the performance of loading UI resources and API requests.

Sophos Reporter (2021-10-13)
  • The YouTube Videos section in reports now links to the video’s watch URL in the Video Thumbnails and Video Title columns.
  • Exporting the YouTube Videos section to CSV now includes the video’s watch URL and excludes the Thumbnail.
  • Improved the performance of loading UI resources and API requests.

Sophos Reporter (2021-09-28)
  • Fixed a rare deadlock issue that may cause the Fastvue Reporter service to lockup, and the front-end user interface to load very slowly or timeout.
  • Fixed issues where the data outside of the retention policy may not be deleted.
  • Folder paths added to the Windows registry are now quote qualified, resolving ‘unquoted service path enumeration vulnerability’ issues.
  • Removed the ability to change the Data Storage path in Settings | Data Storage, as doing so would cause the user interface to be unresponsive until all data had moved to the new location. This was a poor user experience and had the potential to cause further issues if the server is rebooted during the data move, potentially corrupting data. You can still change the Data Storage location, but this must be done manually. See our knowledge base article: Changing Fastvue Reporter’s Data Location.

Sophos Reporter (2021-09-14)
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  • VPN widgets now populate when running in ‘Demo Mode’
  • Improved search term extraction to exclude non-search data from certain domains.
  • Historical log import and file system sources have better exception handling for non-supported zip file formats.

Sophos Reporter (2021-08-17)
  • Fixed issue introduced in build where users only get associated with one Security Group, causing issues filtering reports by Security Groups.
  • You can now add LDAP and Email servers with no authentication details (fixes issue introduced in build 
  • Fixed issue in Settings | Sources where the issue “Unable to read data from the transport connection” could repeatedly appear. 
  • Improved the display of expired license keys in Settings | Licensing.

Sophos Reporter (2021-07-26)
  • Fixed a critical security vulnerability where anyone with access to the Fastvue Reporter site could potentially exfiltrate the credentials specified for connecting to your email server, LDAP server, or proxy server.

    Please update your Fastvue Reporter software immediately, and change the password associated with the credentials specified in Settings | Email, Settings | Proxy Server and any specified LDAP server in Settings | Directory / LDAP (you’re not affected if you’re using the ‘Default Domain Controller’ option).

    Also, make sure authentication and authorization is configured for the Fastvue Reporter site so that only the required people have access to the site. To do this, see our KB article: How do I secure the Fastvue Reporter interface with login credentials. ​​

    Thank you to security researcher, Sina Kheirkhah (LinkedIn, Twitter), for reporting the vulnerability.
  • Improved the raw import speed of Sophos XG log data to better handle data from very large networks.
  • Improved memory usage associated with importing log data.
  • When the Memory Settings in Settings | Diagnostic | Database are set to ‘Automatic’, the JVM Xms (initial heap size) now scales from 256MB to 2GB depending on total physical RAM.
  • Fixed issue preventing the ‘no syslog data received’ alert from triggering. To configure this alert see our KB article: How to setup email notifications when syslog data is not received.

Sophos Reporter (2021-06-22)
  • Reduced the impact of syslog data import on system performance.
  • Improved the raw loading speed of log data into the Elasticsearch database.
  • Improved search term extraction.

Sophos Reporter (2021-05-18)
  • Fixed a major issue introduced in causing high resource usage and Overview Reports to fail.
  • Search Terms are now extracted for the common search engine URLs regardless of the URL category. Previously, Fastvue Reporter only extracted search terms from URLs where the URL Category was set to ‘Search Engines’ or equivalent, as well as a few other categories. This was an issue for customers whitelisting sites such as Google, resulting in a different category being logged for the traffic.
  • Fixed issues preventing the Report page’s “Cancel Report” button from correctly cancelling the generating report.
  • SourceHost, DestinationHost, and ReferrerHost are now imported as lowercase resolving case sensitivity issues.