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MalConfScan – Volatility Plugin that Extracts Data Of Malware

MalConfScan - Volatility Plugin For Extracts Configuration Data Of Known Malware

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MalConfScan is a Volatility plugin extracts configuration data of known malware. Volatility is an open-source memory forensics framework for incident response and malware analysis. This tool searches for malware in memory images and dumps configuration data. In addition, this tool has a function to list strings to which malicious code refers.

Supported Malware Families
MalConfScan can dump the following malware configuration data, decoded strings or DGA domains:

  • Ursnif
  • Emotet
  • Smoke Loader
  • PoisonIvy
  • CobaltStrike
  • NetWire
  • PlugX
  • RedLeaves / Himawari / Lavender / Armadill / zark20rk
  • TSCookie
  • TSC_Loader
  • xxmm
  • Datper
  • Ramnit
  • HawkEye
  • Lokibot
  • Bebloh (Shiotob/URLZone)
  • AZORult
  • NanoCore RAT
  • AgentTesla
  • FormBook
  • NodeRAT (
  • njRAT
  • TrickBot
  • Remcos
  • QuasarRAT
  • Pony

Additional Analysis
MalConfScan has a function to list strings to which malicious code refers. Configuration data is usually encoded by malware. Malware writes decoded configuration data to memory, it may be in memory. This feature may list decoded configuration data.

How to Install
If you want to know more details, please check the MalConfScan wiki.

How to Use
MalConfScan has two functions malconfscan and malstrscan.

Export known malware configuration

$ python malconfscan -f images.mem --profile=Win7SP1x64

List the referenced strings

$ python malstrscan -f images.mem --profile=Win7SP1x64

MalConfScan with Cuckoo
Malware configuration data can be dumped automatically by adding MalConfScan to Cuckoo Sandbox. If you need more details on Cuckoo and MalConfScan integration, please check MalConfScan with Cuckoo.


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