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  1. Added checks to prevent directory traversal vulnerability when external extractors create symlinks on the filesystem.
  2. Added --run-as command line option to allow users to control the privilege level external extractors are given as well as the power to run as root if they so choose.
  3. Added documentation to the README that describes the changes above.
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Minor bug fixes

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  • Fixed issue where deps.sh could fail to install a dependency but the script would still succeed. Specifically sasquatch was not getting properly installed into the docker container.
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This is the first release with exclusive support for Python3.

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This will be the last release that officially supports Python 2.

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Updated version to 2.2.0
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The binwalk v2.1.1 release includes many improvements, including:

  • Many bug fixes
  • New/improved file signatures
  • Disassembly scans (using the Capstone Engine)
  • Improved raw Deflate compression detection and extraction
  • Raw LZMA compression detection and extraction
  • Improved false positive detection for common compressions (Zlib, LZMA)
  • An IDA plugin for running binwalk inside of IDA
  • Integration of better extraction utilities (e.g., sasquatch for SquashFS, jefferson for JFFS2)
  • Removal of all C library dependencies, including libmagic - pure Python!
  • Native Windows support!

Thanks to everyone who submitted bug reports and pull requests!

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Fixes an install bug on OSX.

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Highlights:

  • Python3 support
  • Raw deflate detection/extraction
  • Improved API
  • Improved speed
  • More (and improved) signatures
  • Faster entropy scans
  • Much more...

Lots of thanks to everyone who submitted patches and bug reports!