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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

Cuckooforcanari – integrating Cuckoo Sandbox with the Maltego project

Have you ever thought about running Cuckoo in GUI?

Yes, me too. There is a workaround for this. It is called Cuckooforcanari by David Bressler (@bostonlink).

It is built within The Canari Framework—a framework to develop Maltego written in Python. Canari is perfect for anyone wishing to graphically represent their data in Maltego without the hassle of learning a whole bunch of unnecessary stuff.

  1. First, let's download and install setuptools before we start downloading The Canari Framework. The software can be found here:

  2. Download setuptools-0.7.7.tar.gz and extract it:

    $ wget -O - | python
  3. Alternatively, in Python 2.6 and later, setuptools can be installed to a user-local path:

    $ wget
    $ python --user
  4. After we've finished installing setuptools, we can install...