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Published on June 11th, 2015 📆 | 7558 Views ⚑


REMnux v6 – A Linux Toolkit for Reverse-Engineering and Analyzing Malware


REMnux is a free Linux toolkit for assisting malware analysts with reverse-engineering malicious software. It strives to make it easier for forensic investigators and incident responders to start using the variety of freely-available tools that can examine malware, yet might be difficult to locate or set up.

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The heart of the project is the REMnux Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. This lightweight distro incorporates many tools for analyzing Windows and Linux malware, examining browser-based threats such as obfuscated JavaScript, exploring suspicious document files and taking apart other malicious artifacts. Investigators can also use the distro to intercept suspicious network traffic in an isolated lab when performing behavioral malware analysis.
Malware Analyis Tools Installed on REMnux
The REMnux distribution includes many free tools useful for examining malicious software. These utilities are set up and tested to make it easier for you to perform malware analysis tasks without needing to figure out how to install them. The majority of these tools are listed below.
Examine Browser Malware
Examine Document Files
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Extract and Decode Artifacts
Handle Network Interactions
Process Multiple Samples
Examine File Properties and Contents
Investigate Linux Malware
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Edit and View Files
Examine Memory Snapshots
Statically Examine PE Files
Investigate Mobile Malware
Perform Other Tasks
REMnux Documentation 
REMnux documentation is a relatively recent effort, which can provide additional details regarding the toolkit. The document set in need of improvement and expansion.
The one-page REMnux cheat sheet highlights some of the most useful tools and commands available as part of the REMnux distro. It’s an especially nice starting point for people who are new to the distribution.
Download REMnux v6

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