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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 malicious URL –

We will now submit a URL as a malware document. Let us see the steps involved:

  1. Type in the following command:

    $ python utils/ --url


    Please note that the URL above may not be available by the time we try it. You may look for the reported malware URL at or another site that provides malware URL, or if we have found another suspicious malware URL we can submit it to Cuckoo to be analyzed.

  2. Please make sure you have a Success message as shown in the preceding screenshot with task with ID 46.

    Windows will open the URL with Internet Explorer.

  3. When you open the URL you will find a web page containing a lot of design pictures. Nothing seems to be suspicious as of now:

  4. Let's see the report.html file from Cuckoo Sandbox. Based on the ID, we will find it at storage/analyses/46/reports:

  5. See on the Dropped Files section:

There is autoexec.bat which...