Security Open Source Tools That Are Integrated in the Automation Framework from Intel




Performs static detection of common Windows* security features.

  • Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)
  • Code integrity/signing
  • Data Execution Prevention (DEP a.k.a. W^X, NX)
  • Manifest isolation via (/ALLOWISOLATION)
  • Structured Exception Handling and Safe Structured Exception Handlers (SEH) support
  • Control Flow Guard and Return Flow Guard instrumentation
  • Stack cookie (GuardStack (/GS)) support



Performs static security analysis on Executable and Linkable Format (ELF).

  • Looks into the ELF headers to extract out relevant security features
  • Run this tool on a Linux binary to generate a report on compiler defenses that were applied
    • Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
    • Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)
    • Enable Read Only Relocation (RELRO)
    • Stack Canary


BinSkim - Binary Analyzer

Provides security and correctness results for Windows Portable Executable (PE) and Executable and Linkable Format (ELF) binary formats.

  • Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)
  • High Entropy Value (VA)
  • Safe Structured Exception Handlers (SEH)
  • GuardStack (GS)
  • Authenticode
  • Control Flow Guard (CFG)
  • PE section marked as Writable & Executable
  • Load Image above 4GB
  • Import Section attribute Executable
  • Do not incorporate Vulnerable Dependencies
  • Critical compiler warnings


Sigcheck* - Volatility Plugin

Validates Authenticode-signed processes, either with embedded signature or catalog-signed.

  • Signed, Signing Authority



Binwalk* - Firmware Analysis Tool

Detects crypto algorithms and hard coded secrets and paths.

  • Use of deprecated crypto algorithms
  • Use of Hard coded Secrets, Path



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