REMnux is a Linux toolkit for reverse-engineering and analyzing malicious software, with tons of free tools to investigate malware without having to find, install, and configure the tools.
While REMnux Linux previous release was in 2015, which after 5 years has announced the release of REMnux 7.0, with some major updates to the software, and changes to the forensic tools.
REMnux Linux can serve several purposes such as analyzing or reverse-engineering malicious code, examining static properties of suspicious files, performing forensics of infected systems, and exploring behavioral analysis on network interactions.
What's new in REMnux 7.0 Release?
REMnux 7.0 is based on the long-term Ubuntu 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” featuring GNOME desktop environment, with many refreshed or completely removed old tools and some added new software. Some of the added tools are as follows:
The full documentation of all available features and tools in REMnux 7.0 can be found here, with the summary of what is each tool's purpose.
How to Upgrade to REMnux 7.0 Release
REMnux Linux is not available for download, rather you get an OVA format file for a virtual machine, which is unlike other Linux distros, that offers ISO images download.
You can head over to REMnux’s new and extensive documentation to walk you through how to download a virtual appliance, installing it on a dedicated system, or adding to an existing compatible host.
Additionally, you can use an open-source SaltStack tool to automate the process of new software installation and configuration.