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Downloads:

53,542

Downloads of v 4.5.1:

4,651

Last Update:

25 May 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Yara Team.

Tags:

yara pattern matching malware research

Yara

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4.5.1 | Updated: 25 May 2024

Downloads:

53,542

Downloads of v 4.5.1:

4,651

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Yara Team.

Yara 4.5.1

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed


Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

Details
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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Yara, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade Yara, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall Yara, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

Deployment Method:

NOTE

This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)


2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade yara -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade yara -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install yara
  win_chocolatey:
    name: yara
    version: '4.5.1'
    source: INTERNAL REPO URL
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.


chocolatey_package 'yara' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '4.5.1'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


cChocoPackageInstaller yara
{
    Name     = "yara"
    Version  = "4.5.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'yara':
  ensure   => '4.5.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 25 Jun 2024.

Description

YARA in a nutshell

YARA is a tool aimed at (but not limited to) helping malware researchers to identify and classify malware samples. With YARA you can create descriptions of malware families (or whatever you want to describe) based on textual or binary patterns. Each description, a.k.a rule, consists of a set of strings and a boolean expression which determine its logic. Let's see an example:

rule silent_banker : banker { meta: description = "This is just an example" thread_level = 3 in_the_wild = true strings: $a = {6A 40 68 00 30 00 00 6A 14 8D 91} $b = {8D 4D B0 2B C1 83 C0 27 99 6A 4E 59 F7 F9} $c = "UVODFRYSIHLNWPEJXQZAKCBGMT" condition: $a or $b or $c }

The above rule is telling YARA that any file containing one of the three strings must be reported as silent_banker. This is just a simple example, more complex and powerful rules can be created by using wild-cards, case-insensitive strings, regular expressions, special operators and many other features that you'll find explained in YARA's documentation.

YARA is multi-platform, running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and can be used through its command-line interface or from your own Python scripts with the yara-python extension.

If you plan to use YARA to scan compressed files (.zip, .tar, etc) you should take a look at yextend, a very helpful extension to YARA developed and open-sourced by Bayshore Networks.

Additional resources

If you plan to use YARA to scan compressed files (.zip, .tar, etc) you should take a look at yextend, a very helpful extension to YARA developed and open-sourced by Bayshore Networks.

Additionally, they guys from InQuest have curated an aweseome list of YARA-related stuff.


legal\LICENSE.txt

From: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/VirusTotal/yara/master/COPYING

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2007-2016. The YARA Authors. All Rights Reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or
other materials provided with the distribution.

3. Neither the name of the copyright holder nor the names of its contributors
may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without
specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON
ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
legal\VERIFICATION.txt
VERIFICATION
 
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
 
Package can be verified like this:
 
1. Download:
 
   x32: https://github.com//VirusTotal/yara/releases/download/v4.5.1/yara-master-2298-win32.zip
   x64: https://github.com//VirusTotal/yara/releases/download/v4.5.1/yara-master-2298-win64.zip
  
2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'
 
   checksum type: sha256
   checksum32: 0F2F50ECA621596A070BF0DBD9CA5024956691BC42D5ED1060C748E41B6B0DD4
   checksum64: 37878802163BF4429EC2385CCEB0F408B500A11BDD3736DE64639C41DBE1DCA7
 
File 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from:
   https://raw.githubusercontent.com/VirusTotal/yara/master/COPYING
tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  destination = "$toolsDir"
  file        = "$toolsDir\yara-master-2298-win32.zip"
  file64      = "$toolsDir\yara-master-2298-win64.zip"
}

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
Remove-Item -Path $packageArgs.file
tools\yara-master-2298-win32.zip
md5: 1A31BE97490B66C50FA956A2DE3E07A9 | sha1: 098192E300222F8457BB58715BE99A353B43910D | sha256: 0F2F50ECA621596A070BF0DBD9CA5024956691BC42D5ED1060C748E41B6B0DD4 | sha512: 91F9784F8B379FCD509C273E87AC940B2696B77776EB9ACF9C5A76712C29120E47A8F9502B0E230323DCCB9C99122ECC7AA9F928DECBAD7A3105A929030CA509
tools\yara-master-2298-win64.zip
md5: F1EAA4E188F79B10475067DC75ACF25A | sha1: 831BCDC840B5DBF9E41DC2816D692AB5F0108FC4 | sha256: 37878802163BF4429EC2385CCEB0F408B500A11BDD3736DE64639C41DBE1DCA7 | sha512: 58B2D3AD5EFA38A4928B1522907C2DEB24F895C4978E8B046268D063FFE89E8345A211952F250FE13CAE439A305AC601BA56A930198A664BD29C80D1E3E07646

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Yara 4.5.0 10010 Saturday, February 17, 2024 Approved
Yara 4.3.2 20616 Monday, June 12, 2023 Approved
Yara 4.3.1 2384 Friday, April 21, 2023 Approved
Yara 4.3.0 1881 Monday, March 27, 2023 Approved
Yara 4.2.3 6179 Saturday, October 15, 2022 Approved
Yara 4.2.2 998 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Approved
Yara 4.2.1 687 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Approved
Yara 4.2.0 529 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Approved
Yara 4.1.3 1286 Thursday, October 21, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.1.2 416 Monday, August 23, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.1.1 661 Monday, May 24, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.1.0 342 Monday, April 26, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.5 520 Friday, February 5, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.4 178 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.3 118 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.2 884 Friday, June 26, 2020 Approved
Yara 4.0.1 266 Friday, May 15, 2020 Approved
Yara 4.0.0 181 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
Yara 3.11.0 504 Thursday, October 10, 2019 Approved
Yara 3.10.0 251 Saturday, August 3, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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