REMnux 7.0 Released: Ubuntu-based Linux Distro For Malware Analysis

After almost 5 years, Lenny Zeltser, REMnux Linux founder, has announced the release of a new version REMnux 7.0. Obviously, it comes with major updates, changes, and more classic tools.

For those who don’t know, REMnux is a Linux toolkit developed ten years ago by Lenny, especially for reverse-engineering and analyzing malicious software. It provides a ton of free tools for examining executables, documents, scripts, and other forms of malicious code.

REMnux 7.0: What’s New?

Version 7 is now built on top of the long-term Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” that features GNOME desktop environment. Inside the new desktop, it has refreshed or removed old tools and added new up-to-date software.

Malware analysts can use these tools for several purposes such as examining static properties of a suspicious file, statically analyzing or dynamically reverse-engineering malicious code, performing memory forensics of an infected system, and exploring network interactions for behavioral analysis.

You can check out the one page summary of all available tools for each purpose. Additionally, you can now use an open-source SaltStack tool to automate the process of new software installation and configuration.

If you want to know more about other new enhancements in REMnux 7.0, register to webcast by Lenny Zeltser scheduled for July 28, 2020.

Download And Install REMnux

Unlike other Linux distros, ISO images of REMnux is not available to download; instead you get an OVA format file for a virtual machine.

To download and follow a clean installation, head over to REMnux’s new and extensive documentation here. It will walk you through downloading a virtual appliance, installing it on a dedicated system from scratch, or adding it to an existing compatible host.

Moreover, REMnux toolkit also offers Docker images of popular malware analysis tools that you can run as a Container without installing it directly on the system.