Quick Fix for MISP: When It Stops Updating Events

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The MISP (Malware Information Sharing Platform) is a top-tier tool for threat intelligence. However, users might sometimes experience a situation where it stops updating events seemingly for no reason. This can affect your cybersecurity measures as the platform is no longer receiving or sharing crucial information.

Why the Events Stop Updating

Before diving into the solution, let’s quickly understand why this issue might occur. There could be multiple reasons for MISP to stop updating events. It could be due to a network problem, an issue with the MISP update server, or configuration errors within your instance of MISP.

Restarting MISP Services

The first step to address the issue is to restart the MISP services. Use the following command in the terminal:

sudo service misp restart

Wait a few moments for the services to restart, and then check if the events are updating again.

Checking the System Logs

If the problem persists, it’s time to check the system logs. MISP logs can provide clues about the underlying issue. Navigate to the log location (usually under /var/logs/misp/) and use the cat or tail command to read the logs:

cat /var/logs/misp/misp.log

Look for any error messages or warnings that might point to the issue.

Checking the Network Connection

Should the logs not offer any clear solution, verify your network connection. Ensure that your server has a stable internet connection and can reach the MISP update servers. You can use the ping command:

ping www.misp-project.org

If the server is reachable, it will return a series of replies. If it doesn’t, the issue may lie with your network or firewall settings.

Updating MISP Manually

If the network connection is stable and the issue still persists, try manually updating MISP. You can do this using the following command:

sudo -u www-data /var/www/MISP/app/Console/cake Server fetchFeed 1 all

Checking Configuration Settings

If all the above steps fail, there might be a problem with your MISP configuration. Check the configuration file (/var/www/MISP/app/Config/config.php) for any discrepancies, specifically in the update settings.

Contacting Support

If after all these steps, MISP still isn’t updating events, then the best course of action would be to contact MISP support or your organization’s IT department. They have deeper knowledge and tools to diagnose and fix more complex issues.


Problems with MISP updating events can be frustrating, but by systematically checking each possible cause, you can quickly identify and rectify the issue. Don’t forget to seek expert help if the issue persists even after your troubleshooting efforts. After all, maintaining your cybersecurity defenses is of utmost importance.

Reza Rafati https://cyberwarzone.com

Reza Rafati, based in the Netherlands, is the founder of Cyberwarzone.com. An industry professional providing insightful commentary on infosec, cybercrime, cyberwar, and threat intelligence, Reza dedicates his work to bolster digital defenses and promote cyber awareness.

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