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Creating a TPM Status Inventory Report

This article shows how to collect detailed status and inventory information about each endpoint’s trusted platform module (TPM). The output includes the TPM’s state and version and can easily be used in Splunk reports and dashboards.

There are multiple ways to get TPM information. We chose the command-line tool tpmtool.exe as our data source because its output is more complete than PowerShell’s Get-Tpm cmdlet (which lacks the TPM version).

The scripts listed in this guide are managed in vast limits’ public GitHub repository.

Collecting TPM Information With PowerShell From Tpmtool

Data Source: Tpmtool.exe

When run with the parameter getdeviceinformation, Tpmtool’s output looks as follows

-TPM Present: True
-TPM Version: 2.0
-TPM Manufacturer ID: INTC
-TPM Manufacturer Full Name: Intel
-TPM Manufacturer Version: 302.12.0.0
-PPI Version: 1.3
-Is Initialized: True
-Ready For Storage: True
-Ready For Attestation: True
-Is Capable For Attestation: True
-Clear Needed To Recover: False
-Clear Possible: True
-TPM Has Vulnerable Firmware: False
-PCR7 Binding State: 0
-Maintenance Task Complete: True
-TPM Spec Version: 1.16
-TPM Errata Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
-PC Client Version: 1.00
-Is Locked Out: False

Converting Tpmtool’s Output to a Key Value String

We’ll use the following PowerShell script to execute tpmtool and convert its output to the KV string format required by uberAgent custom scripts:

  uberAgent script to collect TPM status information.

  Runs the command "tpmtool.exe getdeviceinformation" and converts the output to the KV format required by uberAgent custom scripts.

# Run tpmtool
$tpmtoolOutput = @(tpmtool getdeviceinformation)

# We'll store the output fields here
$output = @{}

foreach ($line in $tpmtoolOutput)
   # Ignore empty lines
   if (!$line) { continue }

   # Remove the leading dash
   $line = $line -replace "^-", ""

   # Split at the colon
   $kv = $line.Split(":")

   if ($kv.Count -ne 2) { continue }

   # Remove the leading space in the value
   $kv[1] = $kv[1] -replace "^\s+", ""

   # Ignore certain fields
   if ($kv[0] -like "*spec version*" -or $kv[0] -like "*errata date*") { continue }

   # Remove spaces in the key name
   $kv[0] = $kv[0] -replace "\s+", ""

   # Add the field to the output hashtable
   $output.Add($kv[0], "`"$($kv[1])`"")

# Write the KV output to the console so uberAgent can pick it up
Write-Output $($output.Keys.ForEach({"$_=$($output.$_)"}) -join ' ')

The script’s output looks like this:

ReadyForAttestation="True" ClearNeededToRecover="False" TPMVersion="2.0" TPMManufacturerVersion="302.12.0.0" IsInitialized="True" ReadyForStorage="True" PPIVersion="1.3" PCR7BindingState="0" TPMManufacturerFullName="Intel" TPMManufacturerID="INTC" IsLockedOut="False" PCClientVersion="1.00" ClearPossible="True" TPMPresent="True" MaintenanceTaskComplete="True" IsCapableForAttestation="True" TPMHasVulnerableFirmware="False"

Configuring uberAgent to Run the Script

Deploy the script to any directory on your endpoints. In this example, we’re storing it in C:\Program Files\vast limits\uberAgent\scripts as Get-TpmtoolAsKv.ps1.

Create a new timer in uberAgent’s configuration. With the settings shown below, the script is executed five minutes after uberAgent is started and then once every 24 hours.

Name              = TPMStatusInventory
Interval          = 86400000
Start delay       = 300000
Persist interval  = true
Script            = powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -file "C:\Program Files\vast limits\uberAgent\Scripts\Get-TpmtoolAsKv.ps1"
ScriptContext     = Session0AsSystem

Restart the agent to start collecting data.

Splunk It!

Once the data is in Splunk, you can list the incoming event data as follows

index=uberagent sourcetype="uberAgent:Script:TPMStatusInventory"

To generate a report, use a Splunk search like the following:

index=uberagent sourcetype="uberAgent:Script:TPMStatusInventory" 
| stats latest(TPMPresent) as "TPM present" latest(TPMVersion) as "TPM version" latest(TPMManufacturerFullName) as "TPM manufacturer" latest(IsInitialized) as "Initialized" latest(ReadyForStorage) as "Ready for storage" latest(ReadyForAttestation) as "Ready for attestation"  by host

The above Splunk search creates a table with the latest TPM status per endpoint (host in Splunk terminology):


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