August 31st, 2005, 10:44 AM
Is there a way to detect if an application is running from within a virtual machine, like one set up with VMWare? Preferably in both Windows and Linux.
August 31st, 2005, 11:24 AM
There was a thread a bout this a while back..
Also points to some example code.
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August 31st, 2005, 11:55 AM
Thanks! The link to http://www.codeproject.com/system/Vm...asp?print=true is very helpful, when I'm using a Windows client. But it is just a Windows example. Am not sure if the same trick can be used from a Linux client.
The redpill information at http://invisiblethings.org/papers/redpill.html is also useful but is it reliable? Thanks for the information.
August 31st, 2005, 12:43 PM
I think following is something interesting in VMWARE detection.
Jerry presents a very reliable method to determine if a current OS is running inside a VMware Virtual Machine (VM) or on a native system. This is accomplished by exploiting an undocumented "feature" of VMware
Scoopy doo presents one stupid and one reliable way to determine if a current OS is running inside a VMware Virtual Machine (VM) or on a native system. The next step would be breaking out of a VMOS. Let me know about your hints
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August 31st, 2005, 02:56 PM
I once read a paper, which I can't find right now, that has to do with detecting a virtual honeypot.
While you are not looking at detecting honeypots... the techniques may be useful.
http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1828 is one that talks a little about it, but I can't find the one I have in mind. I could have sworn it was on securityfocus... maybe sans...
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