7MS #311: How to Build a Cuckoo Sandbox

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This week I dove into building a Cuckoo Sandbox for malware analysis. There are certainly a ton of posts and videos out there about it, but this entry called Painless Cuckoo Sandbox Installation caught my eye as a good starting point.

This article got me about 80% of the way there, and the last 20% proved to be problematic. I got some additional answers from the Cuckoo documentation but still left some answers to be desired.

Through a lot of Googling, banging my head against the wall and looking at the GitHub issues list, I finally got everything working.

I've taken my entire build process and included it as a gist at the end of this blog post. Enjoy!


Mostly painless Cuckoo Sandbox install