Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hunting D-Trace Rootkits with The Volatility Framework


I recently attended InfiltrateCon 2013 and got to see the latest and greatest offensive security issues. There was a presentation by Nemo titled 'Destructive D-Trace - With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility' that caught my attention. In his talk Nemo showed examples on how to use D-Trace on OS X to hide an attacker's presence and claimed that forensics techniques would have a hard time detecting these. That claim made me think about the Volatility Framework's latest support for Mac OS X memory analysis and its capability to detect the presence of D-Trace cloaking.