DetectItEasy-Python is a powerful tool designed to streamline file scanning and analysis using Python bindings.

This article guides you through the straightforward installation process via pip or Git and provides essential details for utilizing the tool effectively across different operating systems.

Whether you’re a seasoned developer or new to cybersecurity, this guide makes it easy to leverage DetectItEasy’s capabilities within your Python projects.

Install

From PIP

The easiest and recommended installation is through pip.

pip install die-python

Using Git

git clone https://github.com/elastic/die-python
cd die-python

Install Qt into the build. It can be easily installed using aqt as follow (here with Qt version 6.6.2):

python -m pip install aqtinstall --user -U
python -m aqt install-qt -O ./build linux    desktop 6.6.2 gcc_64             # linux only
python -m aqt install-qt -O ./build windows  desktop 6.6.2 win64_msvc2019_64  # windows only
python -m aqt install-qt -O ./build mac      desktop 6.6.2 clang_64           # mac only

Then you can install the package

python -m pip install . --user -U

Quick Start

import die, pathlib

print(die.scan_file("c:/windows/system32/ntdll.dll", die.ScanFlags.Deepscan))
'PE64'

print(die.scan_file("../upx.exe", die.ScanFlags.RESULT_AS_JSON, str(die.database_path/'db') ))
{
    "detects": [
        {
            "filetype": "PE64",
            "parentfilepart": "Header",
            "values": [
                {
                    "info": "Console64,console",
                    "name": "GNU linker ld (GNU Binutils)",
                    "string": "Linker: GNU linker ld (GNU Binutils)(2.28)[Console64,console]",
                    "type": "Linker",
                    "version": "2.28"
                },
                {
                    "info": "",
                    "name": "MinGW",
                    "string": "Compiler: MinGW",
                    "type": "Compiler",
                    "version": ""
                },
                {
                    "info": "NRV,brute",
                    "name": "UPX",
                    "string": "Packer: UPX(4.24)[NRV,brute]",
                    "type": "Packer",
                    "version": "4.24"
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

for db in die.databases():
    print(db)
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\ACE
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\APK\PackageName.1.sg
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\APK\SingleJar.3.sg
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\APK\_APK.0.sg
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\APK\_init
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\Archive\_init
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\archive-file
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\arj
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\Binary\Amiga loadable.1.sg
C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Python\Python312\site-packages\die\db\db\Binary\archive.7z.1.sg
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Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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