truffleHog is a Python-based tool to search Git for high entropy strings, digging deep into commit history and branches. This is effective at finding secrets accidentally committed.
truffleHog previously functioned by running entropy checks on git diffs. This functionality still exists, but high signal regex checks have been added, and the ability to surpress entropy checking has also been added.
truffleHog —regex —entropy=False https://github.com/dxa4481/truffleHog.git
truffleHog will go through the entire commit history of each branch, and check each diff from each commit, and check for secrets. This is both by regex and by entropy. For entropy checks, it will evaluate the shannon entropy for both the base64 charset and hexidecimal charset for every blob of text greater than 20 characters comprised of those character sets in each diff. If at any point a high entropy string >20 characters is detected, it will print to the screen.
Using truffleHog to Search Git for High Entropy Strings
usage: trufflehog [–h] [—json] [—regex] [—rules RULES]
[—entropy DO_ENTROPY] [—since_commit SINCE_COMMIT]
Find secrets hidden in the depths of git.
git_url URL for secret searching
–h, —help show this help message and exit
—json Output in JSON
—regex Enable high signal regex checks
—rules RULES Ignore default regexes and source from json list file
—entropy DO_ENTROPY Enable entropy checks
Only scan from a given commit hash
The max commit depth to go back when searching for
–i INCLUDE_PATHS_FILE, —include_paths INCLUDE_PATHS_FILE
File with regular expressions (one per line), at least
one of which must match a Git object path in order for
it to be scanned; lines starting with “#” are treated
as comments and are ignored. If empty or not provided
(default), all Git object paths are included unless
otherwise excluded via the —exclude_paths option.
–x EXCLUDE_PATHS_FILE, —exclude_paths EXCLUDE_PATHS_FILE
File with regular expressions (one per line), none of
which may match a Git object path in order for it to
be scanned; lines starting with “#” are treated as
comments and are ignored. If empty or not provided
(default), no Git object paths are excluded unless
effectively excluded via the —include_paths option.
You can download truffleHog here:
Or read more here.