Sunday, October 25, 2009

Briefly: New Volatility Release

(via Echo6)

There is a new stable release of Volatility v 1.3.2 available for download.

Also Michael Cohen (scudette) and Mike Auty have been extremely busy developing. Their fearless efforts could use some eyes to track down and report bugs, however. If you feel like helping out, download the 1.3.2 version, test it out and report any bugs you may find.

You may report bugs using the Issues feature on the Google Code site. You may also reach Mike Auty at:

mike {dot} auty {at} gmail {dot} com

And of course you can always reach the Volatility team on IRC on the #volatility channel at

Mike Auty (ikelos) and Michael Cohen (scudette) are often online so you can talk to them about any bugs you encounter directly.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Volatility Get Plugins Bash Script

Earlier I had written about all of the known Volatility plugins and how to go about installing them. Now I've decided to make things even easier for some, by including a bash script that will download and install all of these plugins. It will also install pefile, pycrypto and pydasm. I have tested it on a linux box as well as a cygwin installation.

Make sure you are running this as root (or with sudo) if you are doing this under Linux. Also make sure you have subversion installed.

Prereqs for Cygwin:

Obviously you must have Cygwin installed. In addition to what I have listed in a previous post, you will also need to install:

* wget
* unzip
* svn (subversion)

Hopefully I haven't forgotten anything... let me know if I have.

Simply unzip the bash script into the directory where you want Volatility installed. Then run the script:

$ ./get_plugins.bsh

This bash script removes one of the example files (memory_plugins/ since it has a conflicting _EPROCESS definition, so if you want that file - simply comment out that remove statement.

You will have to install Inline::Python yourself until I figure out a way to get it installed in a general fashion.

Let me know if you encounter errors.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Briefly: VDP Wiki

I have updated the VDP Wiki to include some blog posts out there about using or installing Volatility. There are also links to Richard McQuown's recent blogposts on his Volatility Batch File Maker and walk through. There are also links to other submitted articles on installation, usage and reporting.

I'll continue updating the Wiki as I find other articles to add to it. If anyone wants to add something new, let me know: jamie {dot} levy {at} gmail {dot} com

Friday, October 09, 2009

Briefly: OMFW 2010

Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW) 2010 is currently being planned. If you are interested in presenting or helping out, let them know!

Briefly: Malware Marketing talk at John Jay College

There's an upcoming talk at John Jay College next week that may interest some of you in the NYC area:

Understanding the Market for Malware and Cybercrime

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
3:15 pm, room 630T
Tom Holt, Assistant Professor
School of Criminal Justice
Michigan State University

Events will take place at
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Avenue
(between 58th and 59th Streets.)
RSVP to Nicole Daniels ( 212.237.8920).