Installation

There are a few ways to install

Local Installation

Pastehunter

If you want to run the latest stable version grab the latest release from https://github.com/kevthehermit/PasteHunter/releases. If you want to run the development version clone the repository or download the latest archive.

Pastehunter has very few dependancies you can install all the python libraries using the requirements.txt file and sudo pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Yara

Yara is the scanning engine that scans each paste. Use the official documentation to install yara and the python3 library. https://yara.readthedocs.io/en/latest/gettingstarted.html#compiling-and-installing-yara

All yara rules are stored in the YaraRules directory. An index.yar file is created at run time that includes all additional yar files in this directory. To add or remove yara rules, simply add or remove the rule file from this directory.

Kibana

Kibana is the frontend search to Elasticsearch. If you have enabled the Elasticsearch module you probably want this. To install follow the offical directions on https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/kibana/current/deb.html.

Docker Installation

You will find a Dockerfile that will build the latest stable version of PasteHunter.

This can be used with the included docker-compose.yml file. A sample podspec for kubernets is coming soon.

Configuration

Before you can get up and running you will need to set up the basic config. Copy the settings.json.sample to settings.json and edit with your editor of choice.

Yara

  • rule_path: defaults to the YaraRules directory in the PasteHunter root.
  • blacklist: If set to true, any pastes that match this rule will be ignored.
  • test_rules: Occasionaly I release some early test rules. Set this to true to use them.

log

Logging for the application is configured here.

Level Numerical
CRITICAL 50
ERROR 40
WARNING 30
INFO 20
DEBUG 10
NETSET 0

general

General config options here.

  • run_frequency: Sleep delay between fetching list of inputs to download. This helps rate limits.

For Input, Output and Postprocess settings please refer to the relevant sections of the docs.

Starting

You can run pastehunter by calling the script by name.

python3 pastehunter.py

Service

You can install pastehunter as a service if your planning on running for long periods of time. An example systemd service file is show below

Create a new service file /etc/systemd/system/pastehunter.service

Add the following text updating as appropriate for your setup paying attention to file paths and usernames.:

[Unit]
Description=PasteHunter

[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/opt/PasteHunter
ExecStart=/usr/bin/python3 /opt/PasteHunter/pastehunter.py
User=localuser
Group=localuser
Restart=always

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Before starting the service ensure you have tested the pastehunter app on the command line and identify any errors. Once your ready then update systemctl systemctl daemon-reload enable the new service systemctl enable pastehunter.service and start the service systemctl start pastehunter