Saturday, July 27, 2013

Hooking IDT in OS X and Detection


Continuing on the hooking all stuff OS X theme, in this post I'll discuss hooking the Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT) and detecting these hooks with my check_idt plugin, which can be found in github. The hooking techniques that I'll use are modifying the IDT entry to point to a shellcode instead of its handler, and modifying the handler itself by inlining it.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Back to Defense: Finding Hooks in OS X with Volatility


In my previous post I discussed how to mess with the OS X syscall table through direct syscall table modification, syscall function inlining, and patching the syscall handler. As I promised, I'll be providing a plugin to find the mess! The code for the check_hooks plugin can be found at github and it incorporates existing detections for the sake of completeness. So let's go through the scenarios discussed earlier.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Offensive Volatility: Messing with the OS X Syscall Table


After taking a brief detour into reviewing JAVA source code I'm back to OS X and Volatility. In this post I'll be using the Volatility Framework to alter the OS X syscall table from an offensive perspective rather than using it for detection. To accomplish this, I'll be mimicking techniques used by malware, such as direct syscall table modification, syscall function inlining, patching the syscall handler, and hiding the payload in a binary's segment.