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Kernel Filter Monitoring Tools

Tools for monitoring the filter/notification hooks that Microsoft made available in Windows after having implemented PatchGuard (as a means to still allow anti-malware products etc to hook relevant system events in a controlled way).


Tool name: Filter Monitor
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Author: Daniel Pistelli                        
Website: http://ntcore.com/filtermon.php
Current version: 1.1.0
Last updated: October 20, 2009
Direct D/L link: Locally archived copy
License type: Free
Description: This utility can list kernel mode filters and also unregister them. Monitored filters are, for instance, registry filters, create process and thread notifications. FilterMon comes both for x64 and x86 and it should work on all Windows systems from Vista RTM to Windows 7 RTM. However, I only tested it on Windows 7 RTM on x64 and I can't guarantee that it will work on future versions of Windows as it relies heavily on system internals.

As you probably all know the Service Descriptor Table has been a playground on x86 for all sorts of things: rootkits, anti-viruses, system monitors etc. On x64 modifying the Service Descriptor Table is no longer possible, at least not without subverting the Patch Guard technology.

Thus, programs have now to rely on the filtering/notification technologies provided by Microsoft. And that's why I wrote this little utility which monitors some key filters.

Since I haven't signed the driver of my utility, you have to press F8 at boot time and then select the "Disable Driver Signature Enforcement" option. If you have a multiple boot screen like myself, then you can take your time. Otherwise you have to press F8 frenetically to not miss right moment.
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Tool name: Security Research and Development Framework
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Author: Amr Thabet                        
Website: http://blog.amrthabet.co.cc
Current version: v 1.00
Last updated: November 25, 2012
Direct D/L link: http://code.google.com/p/srdf
License type: GPL v.2
Description: Do you see writing a security tool in windows is hard?
Do you have a great idea but you can’t implement it?
Do you have a good malware analysis tool and you don’t need it to become a plugin in OllyDbg or IDA Pro?
So, Security Research and Development Framework is for you.


Abstract:

This is a free open source Development Framework created to support writing security tools and malware analysis tools. And to convert the security researches and ideas from the theoretical approach to the practical implementation.

This development framework created mainly to support the malware field to create malware analysis tools and anti-virus tools easily without reinventing the wheel and inspire the innovative minds to write their researches on this field and implement them using SRDF.

Introduction:

In the last several years, the malware black market grows widely. The statistics shows that the number of new viruses increased from 300,000 viruses to millions and millions nowadays.

The complexity of malware attacks also increased from small amateur viruses to stuxnet, duqu and flame.

The malware field is searching for new technologies and researches, searching for united community can withstand against these attacks. And that’s why SRDF

The SRDF is not and will not be developed by one person or a team. It will be developed by a big community tries to share their knowledge and tools inside this Framework

SRDF still not finished … and it will not be finished as it’s a community based framework developed by the contributors. We just begin the idea.

The SRDF is divided into 2 parts: User-Mode and Kernel-Mode. And we will describe each one in the next section.

The Features:

Before talking about SRDF Design and structure, I want to give you what you will gain from SRDF and what it could add to your project.

In User-Mode part, SRDF gives you many helpful tools … and they are:

· Assembler and Disassembler
· x86 Emulator
· Debugger
· PE Analyzer
· Process Analyzer (Loaded DLLs, Memory Maps … etc)
· MD5, SSDeep and Wildlist Scanner (YARA)
· API Hooker and Process Injection
· Backend Database, XML Serializer
· And many more

In the Kernel-Mode part, it tries to make it easy to write your own filter device driver (not with WDF and callbacks) and gives an easy, object oriented (as much as we can) development framework with these features:

· Object-oriented and easy to use development framework
· Easy IRP dispatching mechanism
· SSDT Hooker
· Layered Devices Filtering
· TDI Firewall
· File and Registry Manager
· Kernel Mode easy to use internet sockets
· Filesystem Filter

Still the Kernel-Mode in progress and many features will be added in the near future.

Source Code: http://code.google.com/p/srdf
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/SecDevelop

JOIN US ... just mail me at: amr.thabet[at]student.alx.edu.eg
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