I was writing to announce that week 3 of the month of Volatility plugins is finished, and we now have five more in-depth blog posts covering Windows and Linux internals and rootkit detection as well as a bonus plugin that analyzes Internet Explorer browsing history. These have all been posted on the Volatility Labs blog.
Post 1: Detecting Malware Hooks in the Windows GUI Subsystem
This Windows focused post covers detecting malware hooks in the Windows GUI subsystem, including message hooks and event hooks, and what effects these hooks can have on a compromised system.
Post 2: Shellbags in Memory, SetRegTime, and TrueCrypt Volumes
This Windows focused post covers finding and recovering shellbags from memory, the forensics importance of shellbags, and analyzes the effects of anti-forensics on shellbag timestamps. It concludes with covering the traces left in shellbags by TrueCrypt.
Post 3: Analyzing USER Handles and the Win32k.sys Gahti
This Windows focused post introduces two new plugins, one named gahti that determines the various different types of USER objects on a system and another named userhandles which traverses the handle table entries and associates them with the owning processes or threads
Post 4: Recovering tagCLIPDATA: What's In Your Clipboard?
This Windows focused post covers recovery of the Windows clipboard from physical memory.
Post 5: Analyzing the 2008 DFRWS Challenge with Volatility
This Linux focused post analyzes the 2008 memory challenge with Volatility. It walks through the artifacts produced by the winning team and shows how to recover the same information with Volatility. It then shows plugins in Volatility that can recover artifacts not produced by the winning team.
Bonus Post: HowTo: Scan for Internet Cache/History and URLs
This Windows focused post covers how to recover Internet Explorer's cache and history from a memory sample.
If you have any questions or comments on the posts, please leave a comment on the respective post on the Volatility Labs blog.