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Cuckoo Malware Analysis

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Cuckoo Malware Analysis

Overview of this book

Cuckoo Sandbox is a leading open source automated malware analysis system. This means that you can throw any suspicious file at it and, in a matter of seconds, Cuckoo will provide you with some detailed results outlining what said file did when executed inside an isolated environment. Cuckoo Malware Analysis is a hands-on guide that will provide you with everything you need to know to use Cuckoo Sandbox with added tools like Volatility, Yara, Cuckooforcanari, Cuckoomx, Radare, and Bokken, which will help you to learn malware analysis in an easier and more efficient way. Cuckoo Malware Analysis will cover basic theories in sandboxing, automating malware analysis, and how to prepare a safe environment lab for malware analysis. You will get acquainted with Cuckoo Sandbox architecture and learn how to install Cuckoo Sandbox, troubleshoot the problems after installation, submit malware samples, and also analyze PDF files, URLs, and binary files. This book also covers memory forensics – using the memory dump feature, additional memory forensics using Volatility, viewing result analyses using the Cuckoo analysis package, and analyzing APT attacks using Cuckoo Sandbox, Volatility, and Yara. Finally, you will also learn how to screen Cuckoo Sandbox against VM detection and how to automate the scanning of e-mail attachments with Cuckoo.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Cuckoo Malware Analysis
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Submitting malware samples to Cuckoo Sandbox

For submitting malware samples, Cuckoo Sandbox has a command utility in its utils folder. To submit a malware sample run the following command in the terminal:

$ ./utils/ [optional arguments] [positional argument]

As described in the previous section, we know that the arguments can be filled by:

  • [optional arguments]:

    • -h, --help: This argument shows this help message and exits

    • --url: This argument specifies whether the target is an URL or not

    • --package PACKAGE: This argument specifies an analysis package

    • --custom CUSTOM: This argument specifies any custom value

    • --timeout TIMEOUT: This argument specifies an analysis timeout

    • --options OPTIONS: This argument specifies options for the analysis package (for example, name=value,name2=value2)

    • --priority PRIORITY: This argument specifies a priority for the analysis represented by an integer

    • --machine MACHINE: This argument specifies the identifier of a machine you want to use

    • --platform PLATFORM...