MASTIFF: Automated Static Analysis Framework

A session at 4th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference & Workshops

  • Tyler Hudak

Tuesday 5th November, 2013

1:40pm to 2:15pm (EST)

Malware analysis consists of two phases – static and dynamic analysis. Dynamic analysis, or analyzing the behavior of a sample, has already been automated in numerous projects. Static analysis, or analyzing key characteristics of a sample, has not been automated in projects. Therefore, responders must manually run tools or program scripts that automate the process. This leads to situations where analysis occurs slowly and inefficiently.

To alleviate the inefficiency, MASTIFF, a new open-source static analysis automation framework, was created and released earlier this year. This presentation will introduce MASTIFF and discuss:

  • Automating static analysis and the problems associated with it
  • How MASTIFF overcomes problems
  • MASTIFF’s capabilities and how it works
  • How MASTIFF can be expanded by anyone using plug-ins
  • Changes to MASTIFF since its initial release

Demonstrations of MASTIFF on malicious files will also be performed.

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Tyler Hudak

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Time 1:40pm2:15pm EST

Date Tue 5th November 2013

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