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cti-pattern-matcher

This is an OASIS TC Open Repository. See the Governance section for more information.

The pattern-matcher is a prototype software tool for matching STIX Observed Data content against patterns used in STIX Indicators. The matcher accepts a pattern and one or more timestamped observations, and determines whether the observations match the criteria specified by the pattern. The purpose of this tool is to evaluate examples and test cases which implement the patterning specification, as a form of executable documentation and to verify patterns express the desired criteria.

Requirements

Installation

To install pattern-matcher, first install all required dependencies, then run python setup.py install in the root of this repository.

Usage

Installing the package creates a stix2-matcher script:

$ stix2-matcher -h
usage: stix2-matcher [-h] -p PATTERNS -f FILE [-e ENCODING] [-v]

Match STIX Patterns to STIX Observed Data

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -p PATTERNS, --patterns PATTERNS
                        Specify a file containing STIX Patterns,
                        one per line.
  -f FILE, --file FILE  A file containing JSON list of STIX
  observed-data SDOs
                        to match against.
  -e ENCODING, --encoding ENCODING
                        Set encoding used for reading observation
                        and pattern
                        files. Must be an encoding name Python
                        understands.
                        Default is utf8.
  -v, --verbose         Be verbose

Testing

The STIX Pattern Matcher’s test suite can be run with pytest.

Updating the Grammar

The ANTLR pattern grammar is maintained in the stix2-json-schemas repository. If the grammar changes, the code in this repository should be updated to match. To do so, use the Java ANTLR package to generate new Python source files. (The .jar file is not needed for normal use of the validator).

  1. Download antlr-4.7-complete.jar from http://www.antlr.org/download/

  2. Clone the stix2-json-schemas repository or download the STIXPattern.g4 file.

  3. Change to the directory containing the STIXPattern.g4 file.

  4. Run the following command

    $ java -jar "/path/to/antlr-4.7-complete.jar" -Dlanguage=Python2 STIXPattern.g4 -o /path/to/cti-pattern-matcher/stix2matcher/grammars
  5. Commit the resulting files to git.

Governance

This GitHub public repository ( https://github.com/oasis-open/cti-pattern-matcher ) was proposed and approved [bis] by the OASIS Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) TC as an `OASIS TC Open Repository`_ to support development of open source resources related to Technical Committee work.

While this TC Open Repository remains associated with the sponsor TC, its development priorities, leadership, intellectual property terms, participation rules, and other matters of governance are separate and distinct from the OASIS TC Process and related policies.

All contributions made to this TC Open Repository are subject to open source license terms expressed in the BSD-3-Clause License. That license was selected as the declared “Applicable License” when the TC Open Repository was created.

As documented in “Public Participation Invited“, contributions to this OASIS TC Open Repository are invited from all parties, whether affiliated with OASIS or not. Participants must have a GitHub account, but no fees or OASIS membership obligations are required. Participation is expected to be consistent with the OASIS TC Open Repository Guidelines and Procedures, the open source LICENSE designated for this particular repository, and the requirement for an Individual Contributor License Agreement that governs intellectual property.

Maintainers

TC Open Repository Maintainers are responsible for oversight of this project’s community development activities, including evaluation of GitHub pull requests and preserving open source principles of openness and fairness. Maintainers are recognized and trusted experts who serve to implement community goals and consensus design preferences.

Initially, the associated TC members have designated one or more persons to serve as Maintainer(s); subsequently, participating community members may select additional or substitute Maintainers, per consensus agreements.

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