Noriben - Your Personal, Portable Malware Sandbox

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Noriben is a Python-based script that works in conjunction with Sysinternals Procmon to automatically collect, analyze, and report on runtime indicators of malware. In a nutshell, it allows you to run your malware, hit a keypress, and get a simple text report of the sample's activities.

Noriben allows you to not only run malware similar to a sandbox, but to also log system-wide events while you manually run malware in ways particular to making it run. For example, it can listen as you run malware that requires varying command line options. Or, watch the system as you step through malware in a debugger.

Noriben only requires Sysinternals procmon.exe (or procmon64.exe) to operate. It requires no pre-filtering (though it would greatly help) as it contains numerous white list items to reduce unwanted noise from system activity.

Cool Features

If you have a folder of YARA signature files, you can specify it with the --yara option. Every new file create will be scanned against these signatures with the results displayed in the output results.

If you have a VirusTotal API, place it into a file named "virustotal.api" (or embed directly in the script) to auto-submit MD5 file hashes to VT to get the number of viral results.

You can add lists of MD5s to auto-ignore (such as all of your system files). Use md5deep and throw them into a text file, use --hash to read them.

You can automate the script for sandbox-usage. Using -t to automate execution time, and --cmd "path\exe" to specify a malware file, you can automatically run malware, copy the results off, and then revert to run a new sample.

The --generalize feature will automatically substitute absolute paths with Windows environment paths for better IOC development. For example, C:\Users\malware_user\AppData\Roaming\malware.exe will be automatically resolved to %AppData%\malware.exe.

Usage:
--===[ Noriben v1.6 ]===--
--===[   @bbaskin   ]===--

usage: Noriben.py [-h] [-c CSV] [-p PML] [-f FILTER] [--hash HASH]
                  [-t TIMEOUT] [--output OUTPUT] [--yara YARA] [--generalize]
                  [--cmd CMD] [-d]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -c CSV, --csv CSV     Re-analyze an existing Noriben CSV file
  -p PML, --pml PML     Re-analyze an existing Noriben PML file
  -f FILTER, --filter FILTER
                        Specify alternate Procmon Filter PMC
  --hash HASH           Specify MD5 file whitelist
  -t TIMEOUT, --timeout TIMEOUT
                        Number of seconds to collect activity
  --output OUTPUT       Folder to store output files
  --yara YARA           Folder containing YARA rules
  --generalize          Generalize file paths to their environment variables.
                        Default: True
  --cmd CMD             Command line to execute (in quotes)
  -d                    Enable debug tracebacks




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