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Downloads:

9,826

Downloads of v 4.2.3:

2,599

Last Update:

15 Oct 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Yara Team.

Tags:

yara pattern matching malware research

Yara

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4.2.3 | Updated: 15 Oct 2022

Downloads:

9,826

Downloads of v 4.2.3:

2,599

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Yara Team.

Yara 4.2.3

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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: '4.2.3'
    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  '4.2.3'
end

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


cChocoPackageInstaller yara
{
    Name     = "yara"
    Version  = "4.2.3"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
}

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


package { 'yara':
  ensure   => '4.2.3',
  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 17 Oct 2022.

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/v4.2.3/yara-4.2.3-2029-win32.zip
   x64: https://github.com//VirusTotal/yara/releases/download/v4.2.3/yara-4.2.3-2029-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: 93C2B2B9B180CB351AE16DD34C67C128DC8DB73DF5E541DBCD8DA9267A8DDE3F
   checksum64: A71A7070BC6DD392E0C066A590D2262382B0C3D73E76CC0851DC33AB5D51D381
 
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        = "$toolsDir\yara-4.2.3-2029-win32.zip"
  file64      = "$toolsDir\yara-4.2.3-2029-win64.zip"
}

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
Remove-Item -Path $packageArgs.file
tools\yara-4.2.3-2029-win32.zip
md5: 39E76FAD6F302DED4349F9790C949B2A | sha1: 3CD52552C08CCA58E15EE77D558FF2979F628F08 | sha256: 93C2B2B9B180CB351AE16DD34C67C128DC8DB73DF5E541DBCD8DA9267A8DDE3F | sha512: 04FC9E73E896D6703066FE14B388712F842972F2ED2E923298561061966ECF949AF9009B2697503734D98DF02F33CE34FE3AD40F7D0C288FA069A224BB4547E0
tools\yara-4.2.3-2029-win64.zip
md5: 2B00E6D6961D8DD1B748505E7AB65966 | sha1: 9D457F44FE83955472D483268DF8BDC89A7FDEF6 | sha256: A71A7070BC6DD392E0C066A590D2262382B0C3D73E76CC0851DC33AB5D51D381 | sha512: 4818F886FFBEE3AB776C0677E445AEC80E79B4EFE569AB4BD761D34208B179F9E6DD757683745DFF43CB9D82DF6646E078A89B9D282F5F9797B905DE2FFE87F5

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 4.2.2 960 Thursday, June 30, 2022 Approved
Yara 4.2.1 639 Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Approved
Yara 4.2.0 490 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Approved
Yara 4.1.3 1247 Thursday, October 21, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.1.2 388 Monday, August 23, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.1.1 627 Monday, May 24, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.1.0 301 Monday, April 26, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.5 484 Friday, February 5, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.4 140 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.3 81 Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Approved
Yara 4.0.2 836 Friday, June 26, 2020 Approved
Yara 4.0.1 233 Friday, May 15, 2020 Approved
Yara 4.0.0 142 Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Approved
Yara 3.11.0 449 Thursday, October 10, 2019 Approved
Yara 3.10.0 210 Saturday, August 3, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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