Installing the Linux host

Install dependencies on host:

$ sudo apt-get install uml-utilities bridge-utils

Preconfigure network tap interfaces on host, required to avoid have to start as root:

Get list of virtual machines to configure interface per vm from conf/qemu.conf

    machines = ubuntu_x32, ubuntu_x64, ubuntu_arm, ubuntu_mips, ubuntu_mipsel

You should preconfigure network interface for all of them, they all should have tap prefix:

$ sudo tunctl -b -u cuckoo -t tap_ubuntu_x32
$ sudo ip link set tap_ubuntu_x32 master br0
$ sudo ip link set dev tap_ubuntu_x32 up
$ sudo ip link set dev br0 up

$ sudo tunctl -b -u cuckoo -t tap_ubuntu_x64
$ sudo ip link set tap_ubuntu_x64 master br0
$ sudo ip link set dev tap_ubuntu_x64 up
$ sudo ip link set dev br0 up

The following instructions are only for x32/x64 ubuntu 17.04 linux guests

** Note if you run cuckoo with with no cuckoo user, replace cuckoo after -u to your user **

Add agent to autorun, the easier way is to add it to crontab:

$ sudo crontab -e
@reboot python

Install dependencies inside of the virtual machine:

$ sudo apt-get install systemtap gcc patch linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Install kernel debugging symbols:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys C8CAB6595FDFF622

$ codename=$(lsb_release -cs)
$ sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ddebs.list << EOF
  deb ${codename}          main restricted universe multiverse
  #deb ${codename}-security main restricted universe multiverse
  deb ${codename}-updates  main restricted universe multiverse
  deb ${codename}-proposed main restricted universe multiverse

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-$(uname -r)-dbgsym

Patch SystemTap tapset (this will change in the future):

$ wget
$ wget
$ sudo patch /usr/share/systemtap/tapset/linux/sysc_execve.stp < expand_execve_envp.patch
$ sudo patch /usr/share/systemtap/tapset/uconversions.stp < escape_delimiters.patch

Compile Kernel extension:

$ wget
$ sudo stap -p4 -r $(uname -r) strace.stp -m stap_ -v

Once the compilation finishes you should see the file stap_.ko in the same folder. You will now be able to test the STAP kernel extension as follows.

Test Kernel extension:

$ sudo staprun -v ./stap_.ko

Output should be something like as follows:

staprun:insert_module:x Module stap_ inserted from file path_to_stap_.ko

The stap_.ko file should be placed in /root/.cuckoo:

$ sudo mkdir /root/.cuckoo
$ sudo mv stap_.ko /root/.cuckoo/

Disable firewall inside of the vm, if exists:

$ sudo ufw disable

Disable NTP inside of the vm:

$ sudo timedatectl set-ntp off

Optional - preinstalled remove software and configurations:

$ sudo apt-get purge update-notifier update-manager update-manager-core ubuntu-release-upgrader-core
$ sudo apt-get purge whoopsie ntpdate cups-daemon avahi-autoipd avahi-daemon avahi-utils
$ sudo apt-get purge account-plugin-salut libnss-mdns telepathy-salut