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(Volatility 2.2: Lesson 1)

{ Installing Volatility on BackTrack 5 R1 }

Section 0. Background Information
  1. Volatility 2.2
    • Volatility now supports Linux memory dumps in raw or LiME format and includes 35+ plugins for analyzing 32-bit and 64-bit Linux kernels from 2.6.11 - 3.5.x and distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE, Fedora, CentOS, and Mandrake. Official OSX and Android support are coming!
    • Volatility supports memory dumps from all major 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions and service packs including XP, 2003 Server, Vista, Server 2008, Server 2008R2, and 7.
    • Whether your memory dump is in raw format, a Microsoft crash dump, hibernation file, or virtual machine snapshot, Volatility is able to work with it.
    • Reference:

  2. Lab Notes
    • In this lab we will do the following:
      1. Download Volatility 2.2.
      2. Un-Tar Volatility 2.2.

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Section 1. Login to BackTrack
  1. Start Up VMWare Player
    • Instructions:
      1. Click the Start Button
      2. Type Vmplayer in the search box
      3. Click on Vmplayer


  2. Open a Virtual Machine
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Open a Virtual Machine


  3. Open the BackTrack5R1 VM
    • Instructions:
      1. Navigate to where the BackTrack5R1 VM is located
      2. Click on on the BackTrack5R1 VM
      3. Click on the Open Button


  4. Edit the BackTrack5R1 VM
    • Instructions:
      1. Select BackTrack5R1 VM
      2. Click Edit virtual machine settings


  5. Edit Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Network Adapter
      2. Click on the Bridged Radio button
      3. Click on the OK Button


  6. Play the BackTrack5R1 VM
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the BackTrack5R1 VM
      2. Click on Play virtual machine


  7. Login to BackTrack
    • Instructions:
      1. Login: root
      2. Password: toor or <whatever you changed it to>.


  8. Bring up the GNOME
    • Instructions:
      1. Type startx


Section 2. Bring up a console terminal
  1. Start up a terminal window
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the Terminal Window


  2. Obtain the IP Address
    • Instructions:
      1. ifconfig -a
    • Note(FYI):
      • My IP address
      • In your case, it will probably be different.


Section 3. Installing Volatility 2.2
  1. Download Volatility 2.2
    • Instructions
      1. cd /pentest/forensics/
      2. wget
      3. ls -l *.gz


  2. Un-Tar Volatility
    • Instructions
      1. tar zxovf volatility-2.2.tar.gz


Section 5. Proof of Lab
  1. Proof of Lab
    • Proof Of Lab Instructions:
      1. Do a PrtScn of the below commands
      2. Paste into a word document
      3. Upload to Moodle
    • Instructions
      1. cd /pentest/forensics/volatility-2.2
      2. ls -l
      3. python
      4. date
      5. echo "Your Name"
        • Put in your actual name in place of "Your Name"
        • e.g., echo "John Gray"


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