yarAnalyzer v0.6 releases: Yara Rule Analyzer and Statistics

yarAnalyzer creates statistics on a yara rule set and files in a sample directory. Place some signatures with .yar extension in the “signatures” folder and then run yarAnalyzer on a certain sample directory like:

yarAnalyzer.py -p /sample/path -s /signatures

It will generate two tables as command line output and two CSV files. (yaranalyzer_file_stats.csv, yaranalyzer_rule_stats.csv)

A new feature is the inventory creation.

yarAnalyzer.py –inventory -s /signatures

This will create a CSV file named yara-rule-inventory.csv (default, set with ‘-o’) with information about the initialized rules. (Rule File;Rule Name;Description;Reference)

YARA is the name of a tool primarily used in malware research and detection. It provides a rule-based approach to create descriptions of malware families based on textual or binary patterns. A description is essentially a Yara rule name, where these rules consist of sets of strings and a boolean expression. The language used has traits of Perl compatible regular expressions.
YARA was originally developed by Victor Alvarez of Virustotal. The name is either an abbreviation of YARA: Another Recursive Acronym, or Yet Another Ridiculous Acronym. YARA by default comes with modules to process PEELF analysis, as well as support for the open-source Cuckoo sandbox.

Changelog v0.6

  • Python 3 support


git clone https://github.com/Neo23x0/yarAnalyzer.git


usage: yarAnalyzer.py [-h] [-p path] [-s sigpath] [-e ext] [-i identifier]

[-m max-size] [-l max-string] [-f first-bytes]
[-o output] [--excel] [--noempty] [--inventory]
[--printAll] [--debug]

yarAnalyzer - Yara Rules Statistics and Analysis

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-p path Path to scan
-s sigpath Path to signature file(s)
-e ext signature extension
-i identifier Set an identifier - will be used in filename
identifier_rule_stats.csv and identifier_file_stats.csv
-m max-size Max file size in MB (default=10)
-l max-string Max filename/rulename string length in command line output
-f first-bytes Number of first bytes to show in output
-o output Inventory output
--excel Add extras to suppress automatic conversion in Microsoft
--noempty Don't show empty values
--inventory Create a YARA rule inventory only
--printAll Print all files that are scanned
--debug Debug output


Rule Statistics

Rule Statistics

File Statistics

File Statistics

CSV Output in Excel

CSV Output in Excel

Copyright (c) 2015 Florian Roth

Source: https://github.com/Neo23x0/