Zircolite – A Standalone SIGMA-based Detection Tool For EVTX, Auditd And Sysmon For Linux Logs
Standalone SIGMA-based detection tool for EVTX, Auditd, Sysmon for linux or JSONL/NDJSON Logs
Zircolite is a standalone tool written in Python 3. It allows to use SIGMA rules on MS Windows EVTX (EVTX and JSONL format), Auditd logs and Sysmon for Linux logs
Zircolite can be used directly on the investigated endpoint (use releases) or in your forensic/detection lab
Zircolite is fast and can parse large datasets in just seconds (check benchmarks)
Zircolite can be used directly in Python or you can use the binaries provided in releases (Microsoft Windows and Linux only).Documentation is here.
Requirements / Installation
You can install dependencies with : pip3 install -r requirements.txt
The use of evtx_dump is optional but required by default (because it is for now much faster), If you do not want to use it you have to use the --noexternal option. The tool is provided if you clone the Zircolite repository (the official repository is here).
EVTX files :
Help is available with zircolite.py -h. If your EVTX files have the extension “.evtx” :
The Mini-GUI can be used totally offline, it allows the user to display and search results. To know how to use the Mini-GUI, check docs here.
Zircolite has been used to perform cold-analysis (in Lab) on EVTX in multiple “real-life” situations. However, even if Zircolite has been used many times to perform analysis directly on a Microsoft Windows endpoint, there is not yet a pipeline to thoroughly test every release.