Loki - Simple IOC and YARA Scanner
Scanner for Simple Indicators of Compromise
Detection is based on four detection methods:
1. File Name IOC Regex match on full file path/name 2. Yara Rule Check Yara signature match on file data and process memory 3. Hash Check Compares known malicious hashes (MD5, SHA1, SHA256) with scanned files 4. C2 Back Connect Check Compares process connection endpoints with C2 IOCs (new since version v.10)
1. Regin filesystem check (via --reginfs) 2. Process anomaly check (based on [Sysforensics](http://goo.gl/P99QZQ) 3. SWF decompressed scan (new since version v0.8) 4. SAM dump check
The Windows binary is compiled with PyInstaller and should run as x86 application on both x86 and x64 based systems.
How-To Run LOKI and Analyse the Reports
- Download the newest version of LOKI from the releases section
- Extract the program package
- Run loki-upgrader.exe on system with Internet access to retrieve the newest signatures
- Bring the program folder to a target system that should be scanned: removable media, network share, folder on target system
- Open a command line "cmd.exe" as Administrator and run it from there (you can also run LOKI without administrative privileges but some checks will be disabled and relevant objects on disk will not be accessible)
- The resulting report will show a GREEN, YELLOW or RED result line.
- Please analyse the findings yourself by:
- uploading non-confidential samples to Virustotal.com
- Search the web for the filename
- Search the web for keywords from the rule name (e.g. EQUATIONGroupMalware_1 > search for "Equation Group")
- Search the web for the MD5 hash of the sample
- Please report back false positives via the "Issues" section, which is accessible via the right sidebar (mention the false positive indicator like a hash and/or filename and the rule name that triggered)
No requirements if you use the compiled EXE.
If you want to build it yourself:
- yara : It's recommended to use the most recent version of the compiled packages for Windows (x86) - Download it from here: https://github.com/VirusTotal/yara-python/releases
- colorama : to color it up
- psutil : process checks
- pywin32 : path conversions (PyInstaller issue; Windows only)
usage: loki.py [-h] [-p path] [-s kilobyte] [-l log-file] [-r remote-loghost] [-t remote-syslog-port] [-a alert-level] [-w warning-level] [-n notice-level] [--allhds] [--alldrives] [--printall] [--allreasons] [--noprocscan] [--nofilescan] [--vulnchecks] [--nolevcheck] [--scriptanalysis] [--rootkit] [--noindicator] [--dontwait] [--intense] [--csv] [--onlyrelevant] [--nolog] [--update] [--debug] [--maxworkingset MAXWORKINGSET] [--syslogtcp] [--logfolder log-folder] [--nopesieve] [--pesieveshellc] [--nolisten] [--excludeprocess EXCLUDEPROCESS] [--force] Loki - Simple IOC Scanner optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -p path Path to scan -s kilobyte Maximum file size to check in KB (default 5000 KB) -l log-file Log file -r remote-loghost Remote syslog system -t remote-syslog-port Remote syslog port -a alert-level Alert score -w warning-level Warning score -n notice-level Notice score --allhds Scan all local hard drives (Windows only) --alldrives Scan all drives (including network drives and removable media) --printall Print all files that are scanned --allreasons Print all reasons that caused the score --noprocscan Skip the process scan --nofilescan Skip the file scan --vulnchecks Run the vulnerability checks --nolevcheck Skip the Levenshtein distance check --scriptanalysis Statistical analysis for scripts to detect obfuscated code (beta) --rootkit Skip the rootkit check --noindicator Do not show a progress indicator --dontwait Do not wait on exit --intense Intense scan mode (also scan unknown file types and all extensions) --csv Write CSV log format to STDOUT (machine processing) --onlyrelevant Only print warnings or alerts --nolog Don't write a local log file --update Update the signatures from the "signature-base" sub repository --debug Debug output --maxworkingset MAXWORKINGSET Maximum working set size of processes to scan (in MB, default 100 MB) --syslogtcp Use TCP instead of UDP for syslog logging --logfolder log-folder Folder to use for logging when log file is not specified --nopesieve Do not perform pe-sieve scans --pesieveshellc Perform pe-sieve shellcode scan --nolisten Dot not show listening connections --excludeprocess EXCLUDEPROCESS Specify an executable name to exclude from scans, can be used multiple times --force Force the scan on a certain folder (even if excluded with hard exclude in LOKI's code
Signature and IOCs
Since version 0.15 the Yara signatures reside in the sub-repository signature-base. You will not get the sub-repository by downloading the LOKI as ZIP file. It will be included when you clone the repository.
The IOC files for hashes and filenames are stored in the './signature-base/iocs' folder. All '.yar' files placed in the './signature-base/yara' folder will be initialized together with the rule set that is already included. Use the 'score' value to define the level of the message upon a signature match.
You can add hash, c2 and filename IOCs by adding files to the './signature-base/iocs' subfolder. All hash IOCs and filename IOC files must be in the format used by LOKI (see the default files). The files must have the strings "hash", "filename" or "c2" in their name to get pulled during initialization.
For Hash IOCs (divided by newline; hash type is detected automatically)
For Filename IOCs (divided by newline)
# (optional) Description [Reference] Filename as Regex[;Score as integer[;False-positive as Regex]]
User-Defined Scan Excludes
Since version v0.16.2 LOKI supports the definition of user-defined excludes via "excludes.cfg" in the new "./config" folder. Each line represents a regular expression that gets applied to the full file path during the directory walk. This way you can exclude certain directories regardless of their drive name, file extensions in certain folders and all files and directories that belong to a product that is sensitive to antivirus scanning.
The '''exclude.cfg''' looks like this:
# Excluded directories # # - add directories you want to exclude from the scan # - double escape back slashes # - values are case-insensitive # - remember to use back slashes on Windows and slashes on Linux / Unix / OSX # - each line contains a regex that matches somewhere in the full path (case insensitive) # e.g.: # Regex: \\System32\\ # Matches C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe # # Regex: /var/log/[^/]+\.log # Matches: /var/log/test.log # Not Matches: /var/log/test.gz # # Useful examples \\Ntfrs\\ \\Ntds\\ \\EDB[^\.]+\.log Sysvol\\Staging\\Nntfrs_cmp \\System Volume Information\\DFSR
Regin False Positives
Hash based IOCs
File Name based IOCs
Generated log file
LOKI scanner on our company homepage https://www.nextron-systems.com/loki/
If you are interested in a corporate solution for APT scanning, check out Loki's big brother THOR.
Compile the Scanner
Download PyInstaller, switch to the pyinstaller program directory and execute:
python ./pyinstaller.py -F C:\path\to\loki.py
This will create a
loki.exe in the subfolder
Pro Tip (optional)
To include the msvcr100.dll to improve the target os compatibility change the line in the file
./loki/loki.spec that contains
a.binaries, to the following:
a.binaries + [('msvcr100.dll', 'C:\Windows\System32\msvcr100.dll', 'BINARY')],
Use LOKI on Mac OS X
- Download Yara sources from here
- Change to folder
python setup.py install
- Also install the requirement mentioned above by
sudo pip install colorama
Antivirus - False Positives
The compiled scanner may be detected by antivirus engines. This is caused by the fact that the scanner is a compiled python script that implement some file system and process scanning features that are also used in compiled malware code.
If you don't trust the compiled executable, please compile it yourself.
Loki - Simple IOC Scanner Copyright (c) 2015 Florian Roth
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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