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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 a malware Excel document – CVE-2011-0609_XLS-SWF-2011-03-08_crsenvironscan.xls

This section deals with spreadsheet documents that contain malware samples. Please make sure that you have installed the Microsoft Office bundled program in your VM environment. Internet connection in your VM environment is also needed to make sure that the malware analysis can run smoothly in your VM environment.

We will now submit an Excel file as the malware document. Let us see the steps involved:

  1. Open a new Terminal tab (Shift + Ctrl + T) and type in the following command line:

    $ python utils/ --platform windows --package xls  shares/CVE-2011-0609_XLS-SWF-2011-03-08_crsenvironscan.xls

    Please make sure you have a Success message, as shown in the preceding screenshot, with task with ID 13. Windows will open the Excel document.

  2. Then let Cuckoo start the analysis process on the Guest OS:

  3. A warning pop-up window will appear. Again, we assume that the user didn't know what that warning was. So,...