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IMPORTANT NOTE: This library requires at least python 3.6

MISP-STIX-Converter - Python library to handle the conversion between MISP and STIX

MISP-STIX-Converter is a Python library to handle all the interactions between the MISP standard format and STIX formats.

MISP-STIX-Converter allows you to convert:

This library is used by the MISP core software to perform STIX conversion and serving as a useful tool for anyone looking for a clean way of converting between the MISP standard format and various STIX versions (1.1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1).

A complete documentation is available including the mappings between the different formats.

Install from pip

It is strongly recommended to use a virtual environment

If you want to know more about virtual environements, python has you covered

From the current repository:

pip3 install .

Install the latest version from the repository for development purposes

Note: poetry is required; e.g., “pip3 install poetry”

git clone && cd misp-stix
git submodule update --init
poetry install

Running the tests

Tests for MISP format export as STIX 1.1.1 & 1.2:

poetry run nosetests-3.4 --with-coverage --cover-package=tests --cover-tests tests/

Tests for MISP format export as STIX 2.0:

poetry run nosetests-3.4 --with-coverage --cover-package=tests --cover-tests tests/

Tests for MISP format export as STIX 2.1:

poetry run nosetests-3.4 --with-coverage --cover-package=tests --cover-tests tests/


Command-line Usage

misp_stix_converter --version 2.1 -f tests/test_events_collection_1.json


Parameters specific to the case of multiple input file(s):

Parameters specific to STIX 1 export:

In Python scripts

Given a MISP Event (with its metadata fields, attributes, objects, galaxies and tags), declared in an event variable in JSON format, you can get the result of a conversion into one of the supported STIX versions:

from misp_stix_converter import MISPtoSTIX1EventsParser

parser = MISPtoSTIX1EventsParser(
    'MISP-Project', # Example of Org name
    '1.1.1' # STIX1 version (1.1.1 or 1.2)

stix_package = parser.stix_package
from misp_stix_converter import misp_to_stix1

response = misp_to_stix1(
    filename, # file name of the file containing a MISP Event
    'xml', # return format (XML or JSON)
    '1.1.1' # STIX1 version (1.1.1 or 1.2)
# response = 1 if everything went well

The resulting STIX1 Package is then available in a filename.out file

# for STIX 2.0
from misp_stix_converter import MISPtoSTIX20Parser
# for STIX 2.1
from misp_stix_converter import MISPtoSTIX21Parser

parser20 = MISPtoSTIX20Parser()

parser21 = MISPtoSTIX21Parser()

# To get the list of parsed STIX objects
stix_20_objects = parser20.stix_objects
stix_21_objects = parser21.stix_objects

# To get the list of parser STIX objects within a STIX 2.0 or 2.1 Bundle
bundle20 = parser20.bundle
bundle21 = parser21.bundle
from misp_stix_converter import misp_to_stix2_0, misp_to_stix2_1

response_20 = misp_to_stix2_0(filename)
response_21 = misp_to_stix2_1(filename)
# Again response_20 & response_21 should be 1 if everything went well

The resulting STIX2 Bundle is the available in a filename.out file

If you get some MISP collection of data, it is also possible to convert it straight into some STIX format:

from misp_stix_converter import MISPtoSTIX1EventsParser, MISPtoSTIX20Parser, MISPtoSTIX21Parser


parser1 = MISPtoSTIX1EventsParser('MISP', '1.1.1')
stix_package = parser1.stix_package

parser20 = MISPtoSTIX20Parser()
stix_20_objects = parser20.stix_objects
bundle20 = parser20.bundle

parser21 = MISPtoSTIX21Parser()
stix_21_objects = parser21.stix_objects
bundle21 = parser21.bundle

But in order to parse multiple data collections, you can also use the following helpers:

from misp_stix_converter import misp_event_collection_to_stix1, misp_event_collection_to_stix2_0, misp_event_collection_to_stix2_1

input_filenames = [filename for filename in Path(_PATH_TO_YOUR_MISP_FILES_).glob('*.json')]

stix1_response = misp_event_collection_to_stix1(
    output_filename, # path to the file where the results are going to be written
    'xml', # STIX1 return format (XML or JSON)
    '1.1.1', # STIX1 version (1.1.1 or 1.2)

stix20_response = misp_event_collection_to_stix2_0(
    output_filename, # path to the file where the results are going to be written

stix21_response = misp_event_collection_to_stix2_1(
    output_filename, # path to the file where the results are going to be written

Again, all the response variables should be 1 and the resulting STIX1 Package and STIX 2.0 & 2.1 Bundles are available in the specific output file names.

Samples and examples

Various examples are provided and used by the different tests scripts in the tests directory. Those example files are showing the results of MISP format exported in the various supported STIX formats.

MISP <–> STIX Mapping

A specific documentation concerning the mapping between MISP and the various supported STIX versions is also provided in the documentation directory. You can find there all the different cases illustrated with examples.