Get your own MISP instance

The intention of this chapter is to support you in getting your own MISP instance up and running.

MISP Virtual Machine

CIRCL maintains the image of a recent MISP virtual machine online.

This is a very easy out of the box solution, optimized for product evaluation and to support trainings hold by CIRCL staff.

The images is updated on a regular base. You should frequently re-visit the online resources to get the latest versions including bug fixes and new features.

MISP VM Download

The best place to get the latest version of the MISP virtual machine, as well as all the available training materials is the MISP training materials page on the CIRCL website.

If you do not remember the direct link to the MISP training materials here are the very easy to remember step you have to follow to reach the right place:

  1. Access the CIRCL homepage
  2. Navigate to the Training area
  3. Click MISP Malware Information Sharing Platform - Threat Sharing
  4. Follow the link to the Training materials freely available

Download the image of the virtual machine and validate the SHA512 fingerprint.

Import Appliance

In VirtualBox use the "Import Appliance..." functionality to import the virtual machine.

Import Appliance...

The instructions in this manual covers VirtualBox only. If you prefer another virtualization solution like VMWare you can find some quick instruction on the MISP training materials page.

MISP VM Credentials

The MISP image is pre-configured to be reachable on the private IP address by SSH. The GUI is reachable by

You should have two interfaces on your VirtualBox configuration (NAT and host-only). You can also configure access to the MISP instance by doing port forwarding on the NAT interface.

MISP credentials:

  • GUI Admin: admin@admin.test:admin (it's the site admin account with full rights, feel free to create other users)
  • Shell/SSH: misp : Password1234

Potential issues

During life trainings we see in rare cases that some users could not reach the virtual machine over the virtual network.

Some investigations discover that this always happens with user whom already had VirtualBox in use before and had already one or more Host-only Adapter configured in advance.

The MISP image is pre-configured to use Host-only Adapter with the Name vboxnet0.

Host-only Adapter vboxnet0

If this is already occupied by previous VirtualBox projects, try to attach the network adapter to the next available Host-only network.

Host-only Adapter vboxnet0

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