Here are a few of the improvements in REMnux 3 compared to the previous version:
- The REMnux distro is now based on Ubuntu
- Updated versions of Volatility and Origami
- NetworkMiner is included for forensic analysis of network traffic
As of version 1.2 of NetworkMiner it is possible to use mono to run it on non-Windows OS's like Linux, Mac and FreeBSD. Lenny used this functionality in order to run NetworkMiner under mono instead of using Wine, which I think is a great decision since NetworkMiner integrates much better with the OS when it is run with mono.
NetworkMiner running on REMnux
There is, however, one caveat to be aware of when running NetworkMiner under REMnux; you either have to run it as root (as in the screenshot above) or add write permissions to the AssembledFiles directory with:
sudo chmod -R go+w /usr/local/NetworkMiner/AssembledFiles
NetworkMiner will otherwise not be able to extract any files from the analyzed pcap files to disk since it won't have right to write them to the AssembledFiles folder.
Luckily, Lenny has already confirmed to me that he will have this fixed in the next release of REMnux.
Posted by Erik Hjelmvik on Friday, 16 December 2011 21:46:00 (UTC/GMT)