Monday, December 12, 2016
Good news everyone!! After a fairly busy year, the past few weeks I have finally had enough down time to work on adding some long overdue, and hopefully highly anticipated, features to the Live Response Collection. This version, named Bambiraptor, will fix some of the small issues that were pointed out in the scripts, including making it a little more pronounced that I am using the Belkasoft RAM Capture tool in the collection, such as an additional file created in both the 32 and 64 bit folder, respectively, at the request of the great folks over at Belkasoft, the autoruns output being the csv file twice, rather than one csv and one easy to read text, some additional logic built in to ensure that the "secure" options actually secure the data, and a couple of minor text fixes to the output. The biggest change is on the OSX side though, so without further ado, we shall dive into that!
The biggest change on the OSX side is the addition of automated disk imaging. It uses the internal "dd" command to do this, so again, be aware, that if you suspect your system may be SEVERELY compromised, this may generate non-consistent output. If that is the case, you should probably be looking at a commercial solution such as Blackbag's Macquistion to acquire the data from a system. Remember, the Live Response Collection is simply another tool in your arsenal, and while it does have some pretty robust capabilities, always be sure that you test and verify that it is working properly within your environment. I have tried my best to ensure that it either works properly or fails, but as there are different flavors of Mac hardware and software, it gets harder and harder to account for every possibility (this, along with the fact that I see way more Windows systems than OSX/*nix systems in the wild, is why my development plan is Windows first, followed by OSX, followed by *nix).
With the addition of the disk imaging, there are now a total of three scripts that you can choose to run on an OSX system. They are self explanatory, just like on the Windows side. However, unlike the Windows side, you MUST run specify to the script that you are running it with super user privileges, or else the memory dump & disk imaging will not occur. The Windows side is set to run automatically as Administrator as long as you click the proper pop ups, OSX, to my knowledge, does not have this option).
I have purposely held off on releasing "secure" options on the OSX side because I want quite a bit more real-world testing to hopefully identify and eliminate any bugs before starting to secure the data automatically. The reason for this, is again, it is more difficult to account for small changes that can have a big impact on the OSX side and I want to ensure the script(s) are working as properly as possible before encrypting and securely erasing collected data, as I don't want to have to run process(es) more than once because one system does not understand a single quotation mark compared to a double quotation mark.
I hope you have a chance to use the Live Response Collection, and as always, if you identify any issues with it, if you find any bugs, or if there are any additional features you would like to add, please let me know. The roadmap for next year includes rewriting portions of the OSX script to better adhere to bash scripting security guidelines, adding secure options to the OSX side, and adding memory dump & automated disk imaging to *nix systems, as well as continuing to add updates and features to the scripts as needed and/or requested.
LiveResponseCollection-Cedarpelta.zip - download here
Updated: September 5, 2019